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Our mission

The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) is a non-profit organization created in 2009 with funding from the Business-Led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) of the federal government and Canadian aerospace industry.

GARDN’s mission is to help support and increase Canada’s competitiveness in the aerospace industry by reducing the environmental footprint of the next generation of aircraft, engines and avionics systems developed in the country.

Our projects

Since 2009, we’ve built a portfolio of over 35 R&D projects to reduce the environmental impact of a new generation of engines, structures and systems by the aerospace industry.

Our members

The GARDN community brings together more than 50 companies, universities, colleges and research centres from the Canadian aviation industry that collaborate on green projects.

Our Project Reports

Access the latest news and receive invitations to upcoming events concerning the environmental aviation community!


Projects with an Impact

developed prototypes

completed projects and ongoing projects (4)

researchers from industry and academia


in total funding in terms of completed and ongoing projects.

A glance at GARDN news

GARDN is starting its transition towards a new mandate

Members have endorsed the creation of pan-Canadian SAF initiative Dear GARDN network, We're happy to announce that during GARDN's AGM, our members have decided to redefine the mandate of our network to become the pan-Canadian Sustainable Aviation Fuel...

Information COVID-19: GARDN’s current operations maintained

At the request of the governments of Quebec and Canada, GARDN has requested that its staff work from home as of today. The meetings in person that were scheduled at our offices and at our partners' offices will be conducted online or by phone whenever possible....

During GARDN's AGM, our members have decided to redefine the mandate of our network to become the pan-Canadian Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) initiative during the extension of our program until March 31, 2021. Stay tuned, more information to follow!

To find out more 👇

The 2020 GSAF will feature the CEO of @JetBlue Robin Hayes on balancing the #Covid19 recovery with climate commitments. With 4 days left, there's still time to register:

In a few hours, GARDN will be holding its Annual General Meeting! Join us today at 1pm in virtual, a unique opportunity to learn more about the developments regarding greener aviation in Canada and the future of GARDN.

Register below!