Orenda Aerospace Corp. has its beginning in 1945 when Hawker Siddeley purchased the Victory Aircraft Plant in Malton, Ontario to form Avro Canada. In 1946, Avro Canada purchased Turbo Research. Avro Canada's first engine was run in 1948.
Avro Canada's next engine was the Orenda which was first run in 1949. The Orenda was used to power the CF-100 and the Canadair built F-86 Sabre.

With the demise of Avro Canada, Orenda Engines Ltd. was formed in 1956. The company produced General Electric J79 and J85 turbojets under license. Today, Orenda Aerospace is division of Magellan Aerospace and produces the only certified liquid-cooled V-8 aircraft piston engine in the world.

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