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10/08/2011

EMBRAER-CAE JOINT VENTURE EXPANDS PHENOM TRAINING TO BRAZIL

São José dos Campos, August 10, 2011 – Embraer- CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture of Embraer and CAE, is expanding its service network in Brazil. CAE’s Training Center is located near Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), in São Paulo, 80 kilometers from Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos. It will provide a complete training solution for pilots and maintenance personnel of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets, including ground school, Garmin Prodigy training station, integrated procedures training (IPT), and a full-flight simulator (FFS). The state-of-the-art CAE 5000 series dual configuration simulator (Phenom 100 and Phenom 300) will be offered to customers in Brazil at the state-of-the-art CAE facility.

We are very pleased to provide Embraer executive jet customers in Brazil with the new ANAC certified training center. This latest addition to our Phenom platform training program underscores Embraer’s commitment to its growing fleet here in Latin America,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Embraer Executive Jets. “It also confirms our continuous efforts to provide the best possible customer experience.

Always committed in offering the best service to its customers, ECTS applies CAE’s advanced simulation technology, methodologies and tools to create outstanding training programs. The high-quality integrated programs take pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians through the
entire program with a multi-phase learning approach. One example is the CAE 5000 series Level D convertible full-flight simulator that adds considerable flexibility to customers, since it is able to switch from the Phenom 100 to the Phenom 300 platforms, and vice-versa, while maintaining the same quality, reliability and aircraft fidelity.

One of the hallmarks of the Phenom training program, since its inception in 2009, is a highly personalized level of training service with convenient access for our aircraft operators, worldwide,” said Roland Desjardins, ECTS General Manager. “Offering the Phenom training in Brazil demonstrates Embraer’s and CAE’s commitment to customers in Latin America.”

The CAE São Paulo Training Center, which was recently expanded to offer ten simulator bays, currently has eight FFS pilot stations and trains about 6,000 pilots a year. The center also features 12 classrooms, 20 brief/debrief rooms, integrated procedures trainers and customer offices. The 24-hour facility has a cafeteria with round-the-clock access and shuttle service to the airport.

The Phenom training system in Brazil is set to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will join the facilities in Dallas, Texas, U.S., and in Burgess Hill, UK, near London, which have been approved by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).

About CAE

CAE (www.cae.com​) is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in over 20 countries. Through its global network of 32 civil aviation, military and helicopter training centers, the company trains more than 80,000 crewmembers yearly. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive portfolio, such as training, aviation, and professional services and in-service support. The company aims to apply its simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets, such as healthcare and mining.

Note to Editors

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,194 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.8 billion.

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