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Paris Air Show (Le Bourget, France), June 14, 2005 – Embraer today announced the delivery of the first UK-registered Embraer Legacy Executive jet. The aircraft was delivered through Harrods Aviation, an authorized Legacy sales representative for the U.K. and Ireland.

Since becoming a factory authorized representative for Embraer in the UK and Ireland in October 2004, we feel that Harrods Aviation and Embraer have built up a very special relationship and look forward to a mutually successful future,” said Mike Creed, Group Aircraft Sales Director at Harrods Aviation.

The Legacy is the largest business jet in terms of cabin size certified to operate out of London City Airport (LCY). Departures from LCY extend the Legacy’s reach to destinations such as Moscow, Cairo and the Azores with eight passengers at the normal cruise speed.

“We are pleased to deliver this Legacy to a customer who will benefit from the convenience of flying out of London’s prime business aviation airport to his preferred destinations,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Senior Vice-President - Corporate Aviation Market. “Other European customers already take advantage of the Legacy’s LCY operation and steep approach capability.”

The Legacy enjoys worldwide market acceptance with 52 units in service in 13 countries.

For over 35 years, Harrods Aviation Ltd, formerly Metro Business Aviation Ltd, has operated the largest Fixed Based Operation network and provided unique services of the highest quality in the UK. With facilities at London's Luton and Stansted airports, Harrods Aviation’s priority is to ensure that their customers benefit from the finest quality FBO service worldwide.

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The Legacy

The Legacy is a Super Midsize business jet based on the successful ERJ 135/145 regional jet platform with 900 aircraft delivered, more than 7 million hours flown and a dispatch reliability of over 99 percent.

The Legacy Executive carries up to 16 passengers in a 1,410 cu ft (39.9 m3) first-class cabin and is priced at $22.45 million USD (January 2005 economic conditions). It cruises at a speed of up to Mach .80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 Km) with 8 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. The Legacy Shuttle transports up to 19 passengers in business-class comfort or up to 37 passengers in the Shuttle HC version. The Legacy boasts the largest baggage compartment in the industry with 240 cu ft (6.8 m3) in the Executive and 325 cu ft (9.2 m3) in the Shuttle.

With the most spacious cabin in its class and priced at about a third less than comparable aircraft, the Legacy offers an unprecedented balance between comfort, reliability and performance.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global airline, Defense and Corporate markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in China, France, Portugal, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of March 31, 2005 Embraer had a total workforce of 16,409 people, including the employees of OGMA in Portugal, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 9.9 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 the Company’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 the Company 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. The Company 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 Company expectations.

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