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

Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

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Organizational Activities

TUHH is a young, public university (founded in 1978) and highly regarded in Germany for the interdisciplinary and industrial orientation of its research. Though relatively small with approx. 5000 students, just over 100 professors and a total staff of 1100 people, from the beginning, many research institutes have been active on international and European research projects. The TUHH-Team for this project is part of the Institute of Aircraft Systems Engineering. This Institute has in-depth experience and is involved in various interdisciplinary projects on aircraft system technologies and computer assisted  methodologies for design and analysis.

Role in the Project

TUHH’s main contributions are in the fields of advanced tool chains for actuator development as well as safety and impact analysis. The activities are to be supported by reliability analysis and the application of developed tools.

Key Personnel