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ACTUATION 2015: Modular Electro Mechanical Actuators for ACARE 2020 Aircraft and Helicopters

Objective

The All-Electric Aircraft is a major target for the next generation of aircraft to lower consumption of non-propulsive power and thus fuel burn. To eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs, Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) are mandatory but now need to meet cost, reliability and weight requirements from the airframers.
ACTUATION2015 aims to develop and validate a common set of standardised, modular and scalable EMA resources for all actuators (flight control, high lift, main landing gear, door, thrust reverser) and all types of aircraft (business/regional/commercial airplanes and helicopters).
Compared to the A320, ACTUATION2015 will reduce the overall Life Cycle Costs of actuators by 30%, improve reliability by 30% and reduce aircraft weight by 500kg.

The project relies on recent advances made in EU and national projects to integrate the required technologies (solid state power distribution, power electronics, operation in harsh conditions, jam tolerant EMA) to overcome the current barriers to EMA and mature EMA technologies to TRL 5.
Standardising EMA modules (motors, power drive electronics, mechanics, sensing) will be a key enabler to succeed in achieving cost objectives and developing the supply chain. Standardisation will start during the project with the support of a standardisation body (CEN).
The technical approach will be to gather detailed airframes’ requirements, specify a set of standard modules and develop prototypes for assessment at component and actuator level through rig tests and the virtual validation of modules. In parallel, a unified EMA design process supported by standard methods and tools will also be developed.
ACTUATION2015 will complement existing projects, notably CLEAN SKY SGO with an EMA solution, and pave the way towards the ACARE 2020 All-Electric Aircraft.
ACTUATION2015 is a 4,5 year integrated project comprising 54 partners representing the European stakeholders of the actuation and airframe sectors from 12 countries.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS SAS
Address
Rue Fourny 106
78530 Buc
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 860 792,55
Administrative Contact
Samuel Sandler (Dr.)

Participants (55)

ACQ INDUCOM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 795,66
Address
Rijnstraat 20
5347 KN Oss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Van Nistelrooij (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 940
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Temmen (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 136 863,72
Address
New Filton House Filton
BS99 7AR Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Wadey (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 486 125,28
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Vergnes (Ms.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 982,91
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Ms.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 990 392,75
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 439 151,93
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helen Eldridge (Ms.)
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 330,49
Address
Via Maiorise 1
81043 Capua - Caserta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES POUKR LES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES APPLIQUEES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 596 805,08
Address
Rue Des Artisans - Za La Varenne 5
93196 Noisy Le Grand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franck Thelot (Mr.)
CISSOID S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 261 084,88
Address
Rue Emile Francqui 3
1435 Mont-saint-guibert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Delatte (Mr.)
CLEMESSY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 149 205
Address
Rue De Thann 18
68057 Mulhouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Blair (Mr.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 4 575,62
Address
Avenue Marnix 17
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Patrick Meert (Mr.)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 470
Address
Avenida John Lennon 4
28906 Madrid (Getafe)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esmeralda Campillo (Ms.)
CROMPTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 524,12
Address
Thorpe Way Thorpe Park
OX16 4SU Banbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Clark (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 565 627,61
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Herzog (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 639 631,65
Address
Willy Messerschmitt Strasse 1
85521 Ottobrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
EURO HEAT PIPES SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 111 903,75
Address
Rue De L'industrie 24
1400 Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexia Feremans (Ms.)
FOKKER LANDING GEAR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 867,50
Address
Grasbeemd 28
5705 DG Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arijleen Jordaan (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 322,18
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia C Geldo Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begoña Canflanca (Ms.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 363,49
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Arizaga (Ms.)
GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 891 785
Address
Stratford Road
B90 4LA Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Trainer (Ms.)
GOODRICH CONTROL SYSTEMS PRIVATE UNLIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 782 082,88
Address
Stratford Road
B90 4LA Solihull West Midlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Mcgoldrick (Mr.)
HARMONIC DRIVE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 469,62
Address
Hoenbergstrasse 14
65555 Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingolf Schaefer (Dr.)
HISPANO-SUIZA SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 85 269,42
Address
Boulevard Louis Seguin, 18
92707 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Basse (Ms.)
HOTTINGER BALDWIN MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 655,50
Address
Im Tiefen See 45
64293 Darmstadt
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Administrative Contact
Thomas Lippok (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE INSAT
France
EU contribution
€ 332 658,73
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raphael Rossel (Mr.)
LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE LINDENBERG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 567,98
Address
Pfaenderstrasse 50-52
88161 Lindenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maik Wollweber (Mr.)
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 372 151,97
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Balint Vanek (Dr.)
MEGGITT (SENSOREX) SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 193 407
Address
Parc D Affaires International
74166 Archamps
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Administrative Contact
Mélanie Vermelle (Ms.)
MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 972 763,41
Address
Zone Militaire Inovel Parc Sud
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clotilde Thepenier (Ms.)
MESSIER-DOWTY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 349,23
Address
Cheltenham Road East
GL2 9QH Gloucester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Linda Collinson (Ms.)
MICROSEMI POWER MODULE PRODUCTS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 336 970,54
Address
Rue De Campilleau - Zi Campilleau 26
33520 Bruges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Saladin (Mr.)
PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 029
Address
Poligono Industrial Municipal, Vial T2 22
31500 Tudela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrique Catalan (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 111 903,75
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Philippe Parmantier (Dr.)
PARAGON ANONYMH ETAIREIA MELETON EREVNAS KAI EMPORIOU PROIGMENHS TEXNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 171 539,98
Address
Protopapadaki Str 19
11147 Galatsi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lena Simitsopoulou (Ms.)
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 710,22
Address
Viale Castro Pretorio 116
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Morando (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 417,98
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marica Pertile (Dr.)
RATIER FIGEAC
France
EU contribution
€ 141 606,46
Address
Avenue Ratier
46101 Figeac Cedex
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Lerison (Mr.)
ROLLVIS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 208 807,50
Address
Chemin Du Pont Du Centenaire 136
1228 Plan Les Ouates
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ursula Hofer Moledo (Ms.)
SAAB AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 889,20
Address
Broederna Ugglas Gata
58188 Linkoeping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Brandtberg (Mr.)
SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
France
EU contribution
€ 2 366 059,24
Address
18 Au 20 Quai Du Point Du Jour
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Martin (Mr.)
SAGENTIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 437,75
Address
Harston Mill
CB22 7GG Harston, Cambridge
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geoff Waite (Mr.)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 288 251
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatriz Moreno (Ms.)
SKF Aerospace France
France
EU contribution
€ 177 375,40
Address
Avenue Marc Seguin 1
26240 Saint Vallier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Bettini (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 348 145
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Francois (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 607 101,42
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Bollwitt (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 149 205
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
THALES AVIONICS ELECTRICAL MOTORS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 111 638,75
Address
Rue Du Clos D En Haut 5
78700 Conflans Ste Honorine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jérôme Yves De Geeter (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 568 471,06
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UMBRA CUSCINETTI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 195 254,32
Address
Localita Paciana Zona Industriale
06039 Foligno Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Viola (Dr.)
UNIS AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 119 125,50
Address
Jundrovska 33
624 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alena Michnová (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 271,46
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)
ALENIA SIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Strada Del Lionetto 6
10146 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Olivero (Dr.)
SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
France
EU contribution
€ 201 593,62
Address
1 Rue Louis Bleriot Parc Dactivite Andromede
31702 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 79 162,94
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Ms.)