<P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>The <STRONG>Amp&#232;re laboratory</STRONG> (Shared by the CNRS / INSA de Lyon / Ecole Centrale de Lyon / Universit&#233; Claude Bernard Lyon 1) and Safran, international high-tech parts manufacturer and leader in the aeronautical field, inaugurated at the end of 2013 their shared <STRONG>IPS (Power Management System Integration)</STRONG> laboratory. The goal is <STRONG>to innovate and experiment with new electric and electronic equipment</STRONG> designed for aeroplanes and capable of functioning under extremes of temperature. </P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>The electronics of power management play a very important role in aeronautics</STRONG> due to the ever-growing use of electric actuators as a replacement for hydraulic actuators, particularly for flight controls, fuel pumps or the functioning of landing gear. Putting these electric actuators in place allows improvements in the reliability of systems whilst also reducing their mass, as well as costs, including maintenance costs. </P> <P align=justify><BR>With the opening of this new laboratory, <STRONG>Lyon is joining a dynamic aeronautical sector that is already very active in the Rh&#244;ne-Alpes region</STRONG>.&nbsp;The city&#8217;s international airport, Lyon-Saint Exup&#233;ry, France&#8217;s second-largest, and Lyon Bron business airport, also play a role in the activities of the sector. In addition, there is the &#8220;Rh&#244;ne-Alpes Aerospace Cluster&#8221;, which brings together aerospace companies, research laboratories and training centres in the Rh&#244;ne-Alpes region and has a headquarters in Lyon.&nbsp; <BR><BR></P>