Press and Events



São José dos Campos, June 3, 2009 – Embraer reinforced its partnership with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), by signing an agreement to extend its maintenance capabilities to the ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet. FAS became an Embraer Authorized Service Center in the Middle East, in November 2008, taking responsibility for the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, and super midsize Legacy 600 executive jets.

It’s a great pleasure to strengthen our relationship with FAS in support of the Lineage 1000. The move follows the first Lineage 1000 delivery to a customer in Abu Dhabi, last May,” said Antonio Martini, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Europe, Africa and the Middle East – Executive Jets. “We have found FAS, which is also an Embraer executive jet operator, to be a partner for providing high- quality maintenance services for our customers in the Middle East.

Falcon Aviation Services operates two Legacy 600s and is due to receive one more this year. The company also has two Legacy 500 and four Phenom 300 jets on order, plus two Lineage 1000s. FAS is currently building a new 8,000-square-meter jet maintenance facility at Bateen Airport, in Abu Dhabi, which will be capable of accommodating up to three Lineage 1000s.

We are very honored to sign this new agreement with Embraer,” said Philip Markham, CEO of Falcon Aviation Services. “There is great potential for the Lineage 1000 in the region, and that is why we are investing so much in our maintenance facilities in Abu Dhabi.”

About Falcon Aviation Services

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) was founded in 2006, through the initiative of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, filling a gap in the aviation services market in both Abu Dhabi and the Middle East region. FAS provides helicopter and corporate jet charter services, in addition to aircraft maintenance and management. Based at Bateen Airport, in Abu Dhabi, 10 km from the city center, FAS is ideally located for operators and passengers, alike. The company is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy in the helicopter and corporate jet charter market, in response to the unprecedented growth in the Arabian Gulf region. 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 March 31, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,375 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.7 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.

Press Office Contacts

Brazil (Headquarters)
North America and Caribbean
Europe, Midle East and Africa
Asia Pacific