ACTUATION2015 simultaneously addresses the development and validation of standardised, modular and pooled EMA for all airframe systems. To achieve this ambitious objective, ACTUATION2015 gathers a critical mass of expertise in a wide range of skills (Component suppliers, Actuator suppliers, Actuation system supplier, A/C manufacturers, and Certification Authorities) and, especially for standardisation, the main stakeholders in the field.

The ACTUATION2015 Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and the consortium gathers 54 partners. Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, a UTC Aerospace  Systems Company is coordinating the project.

The consortium includes:

  • The main European players in actuator and component suppliers
  • The main European players of the Business, Regional and Commercial aircraft industry and the Helicopter industry
  • European Standardisation authorities (CEN)
  • R&T and test centres from all over Europe, with international reputation in aircraft equipment development (design, analysis, manufacturing, test), with past and recognized experience on many aircraft programs (A350, F7X, etc.) for the above key European players
  • Universities from several European countries, each of them internationally recognized for the quality of their scientific work, in the field of electric actuation standardisation. Several of them have long-term relationship with both aircraft manufacturers and equipment providers, which means a strong pre-existing confidence.
  • SMEs – ten SMEs work in ACTUATION2015 and cover a wide range of activities (software, manufacturing and assembly, R&T and test centres, R&T project support)


ACTUATION2015 consortium



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Organizational Activities

CERTIA starts from a long experience in the field of test rigs, more than 50 Actuator test rigs have been produced since 2000 for major aeronautical programmes:
 CERTIA will optimize hydraulic and electrical load actuator systems
 CERTIA will use new standard computers to improve faster feedback loops  
 Using modelling and dynamical simulation, the performances will be compare with the model.
One of the most important aim of this study is to reduce the risks and the cost of the conception and integration the test bench. Also, the phase of tuning of the loading system will be definitely reduced. For CERTIA, the most important example which could be show and quantified the benefits of this methodology is her applying in case of the test bench for A380 "IRON BIRD" and test bench A400M landing gear system.  

Role in the Project

Leadership: of SP6.1 CERTIA
Management of the WP 6.1
Specifications of the test bench platform
Design and simulations

Key Personnel