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Embraer announced today that its Legacy corporate jet, as well as the models of the ERJ 145 family, were granted type certification by the Interstate Aviation Committee, the Russian regulatory agency responsible for airworthiness and environmental requirements. With this certification, these aircraft can be registered in Russia or in any of the twelve member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

“This certification represents another important step towards the global presence of our Legacy aircraft, following the good track record of its older brother ERJ 145,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer’s Executive Vice-President, Civil Aircraft. “CIS is indeed an important market and we are keen to expand our presence there.”

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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is a major aerospace company with 34 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 Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of September 30, 2003 Embraer had a total workforce of 12,607 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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