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

Organizational Activities

SKF Aerospace division created in 2001 about 2 000 people world-wide within the SKF group is responsible for sales, product development and production of bearings, seals and components for aircraft engines, gearboxes and airframes, subsystems for fly-by-wire solutions and also for offering various services including the repair of bearings. Aerospace Technology and Product development activities are led by a dedicated team under the SKF Aerospace France legal entity umbrella. This team of 20 peoples is focusing on TRL levels under or equal to 6 for all SKF Aerospace existing and future product lines

Role in the Project

SKF supports the consortium in the development of ball and roller screws for linear actuation. An important aspect of the role of SKF is to share its experience as within the project in order to develop collaborative spirit to improve knowledge on the mechanical components parts of the actuation drivetrain.

Key Personnel