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05/08/2005

EMBRAER DISPLAYS LEGACY JET AT ABACE

São José dos Campos, August 5, 2005 – Embraer will display the Legacy Executive aircraft at the static exhibition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE).

Modeled after NBAA-sponsored events in the United States, Europe and Latin America, ABACE opens August 9 in Shanghai, China. For three days ABACE will focus on business aviation in Asia, a market with vast potential for business aircraft and related products and services.

The Legacy marked Embraer’s successful introduction in the business aviation market, where it is consolidating its presence as a major player. The Legacy enjoys worldwide market acceptance with 55 units in service in 14 countries, including China.

Since entry into service in 2002, the Legacy offered the largest and most comfortable cabin of its category. Its unique three-zone cabin allows maximum en route productivity and privacy at the passengers’ convenience.

The Legacy’s spacious cabin as well as its excellent performance, low operating cost and unmatched reliability make it the best choice for the customer.

In May, Embraer announced it would strengthen its position in the business aviation market with new product and service offerings. The first move in this direction is to complement the product portfolio with jets for the Entry, Very Light and Light categories.

Embraer is shortly expected to unveil a complete range of integrated service solutions that will support the product portfolio expansion. These initiatives encompass sales and training as well as full-scale customer support.

During the course of this year, Embraer will also disclose the names of its two new jets.

For more information, visit the www.embraercorporatejets.com website

About Embraer’s Business Jets

The Legacy

The Embraer Legacy is changing the expectations of what a business jet should be, offering the market an unprecedented balance between comfort, performance and reliability.

The Legacy Executive provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. The baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.

Priced at US$ 22.45 million (January 2005 economic conditions), the Legacy Executive cruises at a speed of up to Mach .80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly non-stop from New York to Los Angeles, New York to London or London to Moscow at a fraction of the cost of the competition. Additionally, the Legacy is the largest business jet authorized to operate at London City Airport.

Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality.

The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in business-class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 16.95 million to US$ 17.64 million (January 2005 economic conditions).

The Legacy family is based on the successful ERJ 135/145 regional jet platform, with more than 900 aircraft in operation and over seven million hours flown.

The Very Light and Light Jets

The Very Light and Light Jets will be best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating cost are key design drivers for these jets.

Conceived for high utilization and high availability, these jets incorporate pilot-friendly cockpits and the docile flying qualities that enable single-pilot operation and an easy transition for less experienced pilots.

The Very Light Jet will carry up to eight people and be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engine, with 1,615 pounds of thrust. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with four people onboard and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane is designed for a short takeoff distance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet.

The Very Light Jet is expected to enter service in mid-2008 and will be priced at $2.75 million in 2005 economic conditions.

The Light Jet will be powered by P&WC’s PW535E engine, with 3,200 pounds of thrust. Comfortably accommodating up to nine people, the Light Jet’s range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six people onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for a short takeoff distance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet.

The Light Jet is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and will be priced at US$ 6.65 million in 2005 economic conditions.

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 Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of June 30, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,878 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.9 billion.

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