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The Executive Director, Sylvain Cofsky, attended the 4th edition of the Aerospace Innovation Forum, organized by Aéro Montréal in collaboration with CRIAQ, which took place on December 2-4, 2013 at Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The Executive Director also participated in the CANNAPE Workshop held on December 4, 2013 in the margins of the Aerospace Innovation Forum. The objective was to gain consensus on 3-4 themes for discussions with the EU for a Coordinated Call Horizon 2020 in order to be in a position to identify projects under in the Spring 2014 timeframe.



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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 II welcomes the launch of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada

The second program of the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) welcomes the establishment of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC).

"The establishment of a national network is excellent news for the aerospace industry. CARIC will cover a wider range of technology readiness levels and diversify the ways the aerospace industry and aerospace engineering universities can collaborate," explains Sylvain Cofsky, Executive Director of GARDN. The initiative will lead to unprecedented pan-Canadian collaboration, perfectly in line with GARDN's mission.

Additional information about CARIC (+)




GARDN — Green Aviation Research & Development Network

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To come

GARDN would like to encourage you to attend the 7th Research Forum organized by CRIAQ which will take place on April 16-17, 2014 at Palais des congrès de Montréal. [+]


GARDN Presentation [+]

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