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

In 1937 Saab was founded with the aim to meet the need for a domestic aircraft industry in Sweden. Today Saab serves the global market with products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.
Saab has operations on all continents and a total of around 13,000 employees. The company is organised in five business areas; Aeronautics, Dynamics, Electronic Defence Systems, Security and Defence Solutions and Support and Services. Each business area is defined based on the products, solutions and services it provides.

Role in the Project

Saab´s role in WP 4.1, as being an established supplier of both monitoring and actuation systems, is to participate in the development of health monitoring functionality and related standards to new solutions.
Furthermore, Saab will provide and implement data algorithms on a ground based tool for processing and converting data into useful management information on aircraft health and usage status.

Key Personnel