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The Lineage 1000 jet
13/11/2007

EMBRAER DISCLOSES THE FIRST LINEAGE 1000 JET CUSTOMER

São José dos Campos, November 13, 2007 – Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim will be the first customer to receive a Lineage 1000. The jet, to be delivered in the second half of 2008, will be based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will be operated for private use.

We are delighted to welcome Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim among our Executive Jets customers,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “It will be an honor and a privilege to deliver the first Lineage 1000 to Mr. Al Fahim.”

The deal was announced at the 2007 Dubai Air Show, November 11-15. The Lineage 1000 performed its maiden flight last October 26, and will soon arrive at PATS Aircraft completion center, a subsidiary of De Crane Aircraft in Georgetown, Del., United States, to complete its interior installations.

About the Lineage 1000

The Lineage 1000 jet was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. It will be configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones, as many as three lavatories, and an available stand-up shower. There is a set of pre-defined cabin configurations to fit all travelers’ needs, with plentiful room for work, rest and meetings. Amenities aboard include optional items such as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other features.

The total baggage capacity is 615 cubic feet (17.4 cubic meters). A large, pressurized aft baggage area, which is conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of baggage compartments in competitive jets.

The highly-integrated avionics Primus Epic suite by Honeywell comes with five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multifunction control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by-wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.

The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain GE CF34-10E7 engines, with 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers will be 4,200 nautical miles (4,833 miles or 7,778 km) with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane has great airport performance, maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to New York (USA), or anywhere in Europe and Middle East; from Moscow (Russia) to Tokyo (Japan), Quebec (Canada), or anywhere in the Middle East; from New York to Paris (France), Brasília (Brazil), or anywhere in North America; from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand), or anywhere in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo, Johannesburg (South Africa), Rabat (Morocco), or anywhere in Europe and Middle East, at a lower operational cost and ultimate comfort.

Born for the demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is based on the EMBRAER 190 and designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high utilization, and low maintenance. Its reliability is proven by hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.

Priced at US$ 42.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification, the Lineage 1000 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2008.

More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.

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, 2007, Embraer had a workforce of 23,770 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 17.2 billion.

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