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

IK4-Tekniker was founded in 1981 as a privately-owned, not-for-profit technology centre, to increase innovative capacity for the industrial sector and to generate and apply technology and knowledge to help the customers become more competitive. IK4-Tekniker adds up about 250 employees and it is mainly specializing in precision engineering and mechatronics, surface engineering, production engineering and automation, and manufacturing technologies. Moreover, IK4-Tekniker is part of IK4 alliance within the Basque system of innovation, what comprises nine technological centres to bring resources together and to exchange best practice to reach greater levels of technological-scientific excellence. 

Role in the Project

IK4-Tekniker participates as a partner in some workpackages within Actuation2015:  WP3.1 (Multi-physics modelling and simulation), WP3.3 (Reliability analysis and handling uncertainties) and WP4.1 (Prognostics health and usage monitoring). The main role of IK4-Tekniker within the activities of these workpackages is to provide knowledge and expertise in mechatronics, diagnostics and prognostics. In addition to the technologies and techniques provided in these fields (simulation and modelling, data analysis, reliability analysis, etc.), IK4-Tekniker has a number of facilities, resources and/or equipment (i.e. test benches for health monitoring and prognostics, tribology, and others) with which contribute to the activity of the project.   

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