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06 May 09. The Canadian aerospace industry today unveiled GARDN, the Green Aviation Research & Development Network, a new network of centres of excellence that brings together industry, university and government partners to lower noise and emissions pollution produced by the aerospace industry and ultimately to reduce its ecological footprint. Claude Lajeunesse, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace
Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and Chairman of GARDN’s Board of Directors, underscored the importance of this initiative for the industry. “GARDN’s work will increase the research-development capacity of players from our industry and strengthen Canadian know-how in green technologies for the aerospace industry,” Lajeunesse said. “In addition, GARDN will enhance public-private collaboration and help develop highly qualified personnel in the environmental field.” “The establishment of this partnership confirms the global leadership of Canada’s aerospace sector and also firmly demonstrates the industry’s determination to develop engines and aircraft that are more environmentally friendly, to the benefit of future generations,” he added. With an initial budget of $23m over four years funded equally by the federal government and participating aerospace companies, GARDN will focus on eight research themes: noise, emissions, materials and manufacturing processes, performance, icing, aircraft operations, alternative fuels and product lifecycle management. Nine research projects on these themes will be conducted by Pratt & Whitney Canada (5), Bombardier Aerospace (3) and CMC Electronics (1) during the program’s first phase. (Source: Google)