In 1945, Avro Aviation Ltd was formed in Canada as part of the Hawker Siddeley Group following acquisition of Victory Aircraft Ltd of Ontario.
One of the most significant products of Avro Canada was the CF-100, the first aircraft to be completely designed and built in Canada. Avro Canada also produced aircraft engines including the Orenda and Iroquois.

Avro Canada did not survive the failed Avrocar "flying saucer" and cancelled CF-105 Arrow. Avro Canada's gas turbine division became Orenda Engines.

Avro Canada Orenda

First run in 1949, the Orenda was Avro Canada's second engine. The Orenda was continuously improved through the mid-1950s and powered the CF-100 and Canadair built F-86 Sabre.


  • Orenda 11: 7,275 lb (32.4 kN)


  • Axial-flow turbojet
  • Compressor: 10-stage
  • Turbine: 1-stage
  • Mass flow: 106 lbs/sec
  • Pressure ratio: 5.5

used by

  • Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck