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)

Partners

ACTUATION2015 consortium

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Organizational Activities

TECNALIA, as of the 1st of January, 2011, is a private, non-profit and independent research organisation resulting from the merger of eight research organisations: Fundación Cidemco, Fundación ESI-European Software Institute, Fundación European Virtual Engineering, Fundación Fatronik, Fundación Inasmet, Fundación Labein, Fundación Leia and Fundación Robotiker. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe. TECNALIA employs 1,475 people (196 PhDs) and its turnover is 116 M€, it filed 98 patents, had 4000 clients and created 28 spin-offs in 2011.

Role in the Project

TECNALIA will lead Task 2.1.2 – Lubrication, in SP2, focused in the selection and testing of lubricant coatings for the reduction of friction between the mechanical parts of the actuator.

Key Personnel