Making Canadian-built planes quieter

Green Aviation Research and Development Network—GARDN (BL-NCE)

 

Bombardier Aerospace’s new Global 7000 luxury jet will operate more quietly thanks to new software that makes it possible to identify and correct noise sources early in the development process. The results save companies time and money, and help them respond to noise regulations while meeting a growing demand for global travel. Funded by GARDN, Bombardier also collaborated with universities, the National Research Council (NRC) and small- and medium-sized companies to refurbish an echo-free wind tunnel at the University of Toronto and develop a new acoustic testing service at the NRC which have strengthened Canada’s capacity to conduct noise tests.

Prior to GARDN, Bombardier was researching ways to predict and reduce noise. However, the leveraging we received from GARDN provided our company with the impetus to put more money into these efforts. The project also made us aware of the wealth of university experts and other national resources working in this field, and connected us with a lot of smaller companies.Stephen Colavincenzo, Chief of Acoustics and Vibration, Bombardier Aerospace