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

Piher Sensors & Controls

Piher Sensors & Controls

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Organizational Activities

Founded in 1950, Piher Sensors & Controls is dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of electronic component such as contact & contactless sensors, encoders, switches, printed resistors,...
The largest automotive, appliance, multimedia and industrial manufacturers rely on Piher for their custom made sensor & control solutions.
Piher Sensors & Controls employs a dedicated, full-time team of more than 40 professionals each equipped with the latest design tools available.
The manufacturing plant is established in the town of Tudela, which is located in Navarra Northern Spain. The site of 44,000 square metres, consists of 14,000 square metres of manufacturing and office space and houses a work force of more than 280 people.
Piher Sensors & Controls is part of Meggitt PLC, a FTSE100 listed British group dedicated to the design and manufacturing of innovative systems and components for the aerospace, defence and electronics markets worldwide.

Role in the Project

Piher is involved in SP2, WP2.2., its role is to:
-Develop & validate standardised linear & rotary sensors
-Develop & validate standardised processes.

Key Personnel