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

RATIER-FIGEAC, a UTC Aerospace Systems Company

RATIER-FIGEAC, a UTC Aerospace Systems Company

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Organizational Activities

RATIER-FIGEAC, a UTC Company,  was founded in 1904; the company is involved in Aircraft Propellers. Besides propellers, Ratier-Figeac is positioned as a leader in cockpit and cabin equipment and THSA.  Approximately 1000 people are working for the Aircraft Industry in Figeac, France. Ratier-Figeac has all the means required for the development, qualification testing, manufacturing, assembly, inspection and product support. Since 1998, Ratier-Figeac is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation and is now part of United Technologies Aerospace Systems organization.

Role in the Project

RATIER-FIGEAC is involved :

  • in WP16 to  develop components requirements (Electrical Motors, Power Drive Electronics, Mechanics and Sensors) based on A/C specification.
  • in WP53 to perform a virtual integration of the standard modules developed in the project (Electrical Motors, Power Drive Electronics and Sensors) for a THSA application

Key Personnel