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

Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali

Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali

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Organizational Activities

CIRA, the Italian Aerospace Research Center - is a consortium company whose shareholders include the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the National Research Center (CNR) and leading Italian aerospace manufacturers. Its headquarters and structures are located on a 160-hectare area in Capua, in Campania. The joint public-private partnership enables CIRA goals to be coherent with national strategic directives and with industry requirements, thus contributing to the economic and social development of the country. The Italian government has entrusted CIRA with drawing up and carrying out the National Aerospace Research Program (PRO.RA.). Through research and development activities CIRA carries out theoretical and applied analyses in the areas of Space Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics and Thermostructures, Advanced Structures, Flight Systems, Adaptronics, Information Technology.

Role in the Project

CIRA contributions to ACTUATION2015 are:
- To provide specification requirements  of electrical Actuation Systems related to business aircraft
-To follow actuators and modules development
-To verify the final aircraft integration

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