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23/12/2008

EMBRAER CERTIFIES NEW U.S. DISTRIBUTION CENTER

São José dos Campos, December 23, 2008 – Embraer’s new distribution center, operated by UPS Supply Chain Solutions, in Louisville, Ky., in the U.S., was certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC). The certification by ANAC is recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The distribution center supports the Embraer executive jet fleet in North America and the Caribbean. The Company maintains a complete stock of repairable, expendable and structural parts for Phenom jets at the Louisville Worldport, which is UPS’s largest air cargo hub.

In addition to the three recently-inaugurated service centers, this achievement further confirms our readiness to support our North American and Caribbean customers, including those who will begin to fly their Phenom 100s,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Executive Jets. “We have had an excellent relationship with UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, with its broad-based express delivery network.”

In order to assure availability where needed, Embraer will also stock critical parts throughout the U.S. at its authorized service centers, including the Company-owned distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Orders requested up to midnight Eastern Standard Time can be delivered by the next morning to customers virtually anywhere at the thousands of destinations served by UPS in North America. Additionally, the certification of this site enables it to receive and generate airworthiness tags for spare parts used on Embraer products, saving customers time and expense.

UPS is pleased and excited to be partnering with Embraer in supporting the Phenom jets. With the existing well-defined Embraer processes as a building block, UPS plans to employ its own best practices to make the Louisville operation one of Embraer’s most fluid and efficient,” said Scott Blandford, UPS Operations Manager.

Embraer has seven wholly owned service centers and a broad authorized network, worldwide, to support its customers.

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 and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,745 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 21.6 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

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