Bajo estos proyectos, Skylife Engineering tiene como objetivo el desarrollo de una ECU, Electronic Control Unit, para el control de EMAs, Electro-Mechanical Actuators, comerciales disponibles en el mercado.

EMA4FLIGHT consiste en el diseño, desarrollo, producción y validación de EMAs y sus asociadas ECUs que permitan un control fiable y optimizado de las superficies aerodinámicas Winglets & Flap-Taps. Se persigue la producción de un prototipo demostrador operativo  (TRL 6) que cumpla con especificaciones de bajo peso, alta potencia y electrónica de potencia avanzada.


EMA4FLIGHT establishes the design of fully electric systems that allow the improvement of the efficiency of the aircraft, the reduction of costs, weights and maintenance and the increase of safety in terms of air navigation.

EMA4FLIGHT brings advances to the state of development in which the systems for the control of the actuators of the aerodynamic surfaces mentioned above are currently located.

Skylife Engineering has contributed to these advances in system design by carrying out the following activities.

  • Design “from scratch“, using COTS electronic components and following the DO-254 hardware regulations.
  • Hardware design in two parts, one dedicated to executing the control command and another dedicated to the monitoring and evaluation system of the correct operation.
  • Certification according to DO-160 so that the system can be shipped, meeting reliability and safety objectives for its correct airworthiness.

ECU for brushless DC motor control of secondary control surface actuators.

Program: C295 – FTB2

Regulatory Compliance:

DO-160 & MIL-STD-461
DO-254 – DAL B


Technical specifications

  • Speed ​​and current control
  • Ability to provide 13A @ 28V
  • Working capacity with Hall & Resolvers sensors
  • Wide operating range according to engine speed

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 755615.