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GARDN’s 6th Annual General Meeting

The Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN) kicked off the 2014-2015 year with its 6th Annual General Meeting and would like to thank the many participants who attended the event.

Please find below our guest speakers' presentations:



GARDN II announces the results from its first round of projects

GARDN II announced the launch of nine R&D projects, representing more than $15 million in funding. Each one, selected from 22 proposals, will act as drivers of sustainable innovation for the aerospace industry. The projects will have a very positive impact on Canadian aerospace products and services, the business success of companies and the training and development of highly qualified personnel.

"All in all, the ideas behind this first round represent an outstanding launch pad for ensuring the success of GARDN II," said Sylvain Cofsky. The second round of projects is expected by the end of 2014.

Selected Projects:

  • Noise Reduction for Next Generation Regional Turboprop, led by Pratt & Whitney Canada, in collaboration with Mecanum, along with Sherbrooke University and Carleton University;
  • Airframe Noise Reduction for Business and Commercial Aircraft, led by Bombardier Aerospace, in collaboration with Héroux-Devtek, along with University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, McGill University and National Research Council;
  • Flight Management Performance Optimization II, led by CMC Electronics, in collaboration with École de technologie supérieure;
  • Experimental Validation of Innovative Environmentally Friendly Aircraft Configurations, led by Bombardier Aerospace, in collaboration with Maetta, along with National Research Council and University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies;
  • Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain, led by Quantis, in collaboration with Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Aerospace, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, along with the Interuniversity Research Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG);
  • Materials of Concern (MOC) Elimination, led by Pratt & Whitney Canada, in collaboration with CP Tech;
  • Hydroformed Helicopter Skid Type Landing Gear, led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, in collaboration with Laval University and National Research Council;
  • Next Generation Combustor for Small Gas Turbine Engines, led by Pratt & Whitney Canada, in collaboration with PAVAC, along with Queen’s University and National Research Council;
  • Validation of Powder Injection Technology for the Manufacturing of Aerospace Small and Complex Metallic Components, led by Maetta, in collaboration with Bombardier Aerospace, Héroux-Devtek and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

GARDN — Green Aviation Research & Development Network

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