During the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), Embraer delivered 29 jets to the commercial aviation market, 38% more than the same period of 2 015. The company delivered 12 large executive jets, 33% more than the same quarter of last year. However, total executive aviation deliveries fell around 17% when compared to 3Q15. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD 21.4 billion.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire up to 12 Q400 aircraft. 
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) teamis currently in the field phase of the investigation (A16P0186) into the Oct. 13 accident north of Kelowna, B.C. Current activities are focused on the collection of information from the accident site and various other sources. Unfortunately, the absence of aCockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) or a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) will make this investigation particularly challenging.
The Canadian government’s failure to make a decision on Bombardier Inc.’s $1-billion (U.S.) investment request is creating unnecessary uncertainty for the plane maker, Quebec’s Finance Minister said. | READ MORE
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.
CAE has announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than $100 million to provide a range of training and support services for global military customers.
The federal government is helping back a brand new 105,000-square-foot Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. 
The plane carrying former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others crashed only eight minutes after take off, killing all on board, the Transportation Safety Board said Saturday. The TSB said the Cessna Citation disappeared from radar at 9:40 p.m. PT on Thursday, only 11 kilometres north of Kelowna Airport. | READ MORE
Shimco has completed its move from Markham, Ont. to a new 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ont. with increased capacity and advancements in manufacturing processes.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen, promote, and develop cooperation on aviation facilitation and border integrity issues – two of the key components for governments to fulfill their national security responsibilities. Under the MoU, IATA and OSCE have agreed to work on issues including harmonized passenger data exchange programs, border security, airport security and the security of travel documents (including issuance).
Boeing has formally opened a new composite centre on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site.The centre is a visible representation of the company’s efforts to diversify and grow its St. Louis-area operations.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply its WATT electric tethered drones to a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer.
The federal government investing in aerospace giant Bombardier is not a matter of if but how, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Tuesday. | READ MORE
Embraer forecasts a market demand of 1,540 new aircraft in the 70- to 130-seat jet segment (valued at US$80 billion at list price) in Europe and the CIS over the next 20 years. Currently, there are 29 airlines operating Embraer jets in both regions.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced an investment of up to $54 million in a consortium of 15 Canadian companies and academic institutions that will develop cutting-edge electric systems and advanced aerodynamic systems.
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