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16/10/2006

EMBRAER ANNOUNCES THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHENOM 100 ENGINE

Orlando, FL, October 16, 2006 – Embraer today announced the first flight of the Phenom 100 engine, carried out by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). The PW617F turbofan engine certification is expected for the fourth quarter of 2007. The first flight of the Phenom 100 is scheduled for mid-2007.

We are thrilled with the Phenom 100 engine’s maiden flight,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Executive Vice-President, Executive Jets. “This milestone achievement is a testament to Pratt & Whitney Canada’ s heritage of developing superior aircraft engines and solid proof of their commitment to the program.”

The four-hour maiden flight achieved 20,000 feet and included a number of tests to assess the engine capabilities. Subsequent flights characterized the engine up to 41,000 feet,” said Dan Breitman, Vice-President – Turbofan Development, P&WC. “The engine performed flawlessly and exceeded our expectations.”

The Phenom 100 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants onboard will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and 100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes.

The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 Jets

The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.

The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering heritage, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability both jets will offer a standard brake-by-wire system with anti- skid capability.

Based upon Garmin’s all-glass, fully-integrated avionics suite, the Prodigy flight deck offers Phenom Jet operators more advantages than any other avionics suite on today’s market. The pilot-friendly cockpit features three interchangeable 12-inch displays – two primary flight displays (PFD) and one multi-function display (MFD). The system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine instrumentation, and crew-alerting system data and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on three high-definition displays.

The Phenom 100 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants onboard will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and 100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes. The Phenom 100 is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m) with a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short field takeoff performance. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami; from Los Angeles to Vancouver or Denver at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.

The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.85 million in January 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification and is expected to enter service in mid-2008.

The Phenom 300 jet will be configured to accommodate up to nine occupants. Its large baggage capacity of 76 cubic feet (2.15 cubic meters) will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.

The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range with six occupants onboard will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The Phenom 300 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) with a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78 and is also designed for short field takeoff performance. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from New York to Denver or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); from Los Angeles to Detroit, Mexico City (Mexico) or Atlanta at a lower cost than competitive aircraft.

The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, for FAA certification.

More details about Embraer’s executive jets and a complete Phenom mock-up tour calendar are available at www.embraerexecutivejets.com.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 37 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, State of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of September 30, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 18,336 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$13.3 billion.

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