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São José dos Campos, October 20, 2009 – Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) celebrated a milestone in its training program, as the first two type ratings were recently issued by using the Phenom 100 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Keith Christensen and his son Ryan received their Phenom 100 type ratings after a 15-day training period at the ECTS facilities located in CAE’s SimuFlite Training Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Our congratulations go to Keith and Ryan for this very special achievement,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer Director of Customer Training. “Not so long ago, we were celebrating the Frost family (Jim and Betsy) as the first to receive their type ratings by training with the aircraft. Now, we have the Christensens becoming the first Phenom 100 pilots to receive their type ratings by using the Full-Flight Simulator.”

The simulator was certified last September and has been enthusiastically recommended by Keith Christensen, President and founder of Christensen Industries, a company with 20 years of experience in manufacturing and assembling precision sheet metal and machined parts based in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. “I have been through many pilot training courses, but never have I learned so much about a plane! The ECTS facilities are unparalleled and the simulator provides one of the most realistic flying experiences I have ever had. It was a very thorough, challenging program, administered by highly capable professionals, and I am particularly proud to have gone through this intense learning undertaking with my son Ryan.”

About CAE

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defense forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$ 1.6 billion (Canadian dollars), the company employs over 6,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through its global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centers, the company trains more than 75,000 crew members every year. CAE also offers modeling and simulation software to various market segments and, through its professional services division, assists customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.

The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Canada. With clients in more than 100 countries, it has the broadest global reach of any simulation and training equipment and services company on the market. Ninety percent of CAE’s annual revenues are derived from worldwide exports. Its shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges (TSX: CAE; NYSE: CAE). Dedicated to innovation, CAE devotes close to 10% of its annual revenues to research and development. For more information, visit​.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.

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