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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 Publications

For a quick look at GARDN and its achievements, see the organization’s latest publications!

Projects with an Impact

developed prototypes

ongoing projects

researchers from industry and academia


in total value in terms of completed and ongoing projects.

A glance at GARDN news

SAF Talk by GARDN and SAF Community

SAF Talk is a key event to help the decarbonization of air travel. These two days will get together all the stakeholders all along the SAF supply chain to exchange their ideas, opinions and expertise through engagement in discussion groups, roundtables, workshops and...

Explore the interactive map showcasing how Canadian technologies in #greenaviation, proudly supported by GARDN, could positively impact the environment.🇨🇦✈️🌿

Explorez la carte interactive montrant comment les technologies canadiennes de #greenaviation, fièrement soutenues par GARDN, pourraient avoir un impact positif sur l'environnement. 🇨🇦 ✈️🌿

After Montreal, a special workshop is held today in Toronto with 20+ partners to initiate reflections on the strategic actions, programs and services that @GARDN_aero and its community should undertake to deploy a supply chain for sustainable aviation fuels here in Canada.