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

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.
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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)

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ACQ INDUCOM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 177 795,66

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 940

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 136 863,72

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 486 125,28

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 982,91

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 990 392,75

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 439 151,93

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 330,49

CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES POUKR LES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES APPLIQUEES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 596 805,08

CISSOID S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 261 084,88

CLEMESSY SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 205

COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 4 575,62

COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 470

CROMPTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 524,12

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 565 627,61

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 639 631,65

EURO HEAT PIPES SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 111 903,75

FOKKER LANDING GEAR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 24 867,50

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 177 322,18

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 410 363,49

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 891 785

GOODRICH CONTROL SYSTEMS PRIVATE UNLIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 782 082,88

HARMONIC DRIVE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 24 469,62

HISPANO-SUIZA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 269,42

HOTTINGER BALDWIN MESSTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 655,50

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE INSAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 332 658,73

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE LINDENBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 563 567,98

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 372 151,97

MEGGITT (SENSOREX) SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 193 407

MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 972 763,41

MESSIER-DOWTY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 278 349,23

MICROSEMI POWER MODULE PRODUCTS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 336 970,54

PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 52 029

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 111 903,75

PARAGON ANONYMH ETAIREIA MELETON EREVNAS KAI EMPORIOU PROIGMENHS TEXNOLOGIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 171 539,98

PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 106 710,22

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 417,98

RATIER FIGEAC

France

EU Contribution

€ 141 606,46

ROLLVIS SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 208 807,50

SAAB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 119 889,20

SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 366 059,24

SAGENTIA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 437,75

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 288 251

SKF Aerospace France

France

EU Contribution

€ 177 375,40

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 348 145

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG-HARBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 607 101,42

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 149 205

THALES AVIONICS ELECTRICAL MOTORS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 111 638,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 568 471,06

UMBRA CUSCINETTI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 195 254,32

UNIS AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 119 125,50

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 354 271,46

ALENIA SIA SPA

Italy

SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 593,62

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 79 162,94

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284915

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 34 373 652,85

  • EU contribution

    € 20 225 884

Coordinated by:

GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS SAS

France