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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 ends its operations

On the 18th of June, after 12 years of existence, the adventure of the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) came to an end. On behalf of the entire GARDN team, we would like to thank you for supporting the network throughout this time and for...


The Green Aviation Research and Development Network will cease its activities on March 31st, 2021, as announced during its special AGM held on the 19th of March, 2021. Since 2009, GARDN has played a pioneering role in the green aviation sector, including sustainable...