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23/12/2008

EMBRAER LINEAGE 1000 RECEIVES ANAC AND EASA CERTIFICATION

São José dos Campos, December 23, 2008 – Embraer’s ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet has been awarded type certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil - ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Brazilian and European Union aviation authorities, respectively. Interior Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) will follow, soon, thus completing the development cycle.

It is with great satisfaction that we receive the certification of the ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet, establishing a range of 4,500 nautical miles,” Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “This achievement further highlights our commitment to provide our customers, worldwide, with revolutionary products.”

The Lineage 1000’s maximum range, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km or 5,005 miles) with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km or 5,063 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,344 km or 5,179 miles) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR reserves.

I congratulate the members of the Lineage 1000 program for its certification,” said Henrique Langenegger, Vice-President, Programs – Executive Jets. “They can be proud of having accomplished, and surpassed, the demanding goals of this project, which takes the Company’ s Executive Jets business to a new level of achievement.

Launched in May 2006, the Lineage 1000 is the largest and most refined executive jet in Embraer’s portfolio. The aircraft is based on the EMBRAER 190 commercial jet, which was certified in August 2005, and is one of the four members of the E-Jets family, now operating in 35 countries.

The proven qualities of the EMBRAER 190 platform bring a mature and reliable Lineage 1000 to the market, with more than 2.2 million flight hours accumulated by the E-Jets family,” stated Emílio Matsuo, Embraer Senior Vice President, Engineering.

These certifications confirm the Lineage 1000’s maximum takeoff weight of 120,150 pounds, or 54,500 kg, and authorize the jet to fly extended operations (ETOPS 120), demonstrating the aircraft’s capability to operate on routes that have a diversion airport up to 120 minutes from the flight path. The Lineage 1000 can, therefore, fly long distances over oceans, deserts and other inhospitable areas, thus increasing its operational range, everywhere in the world.

The approval includes the newly designed auxiliary fuel system. The system is compliant with the latest SFAR 88 safety requirements and is seamlessly integrated with the state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Epic® avionics suite, whose automation features reduce pilot workload.

Over 20 Lineage 1000 jets have been sold around the world. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification is expected soon.

About the Lineage 1000 jet

The Lineage 1000 jet was designed, uppermost, for comfort and luxury. The aircraft can be configured to accommodate up to 19 passengers in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The interior, designed in a partnership with London-based Priestman Goode, offers five distinct “privacy zones” and two lavatories. A third lavatory and a stand-up shower unit are optional.

The cabin is outfitted by PATS Aircraft Completions, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the United States, featuring the most refined materials in its category. The Lineage 1000’s wide variety of cabin configurations fits all travelers’ needs with plenty of room for work, rest and meetings. Besides the optional Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), there are such optional amenities as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, and other features.

The total baggage capacity is 443 cubic feet (12.54 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 Honeywell Primus Epic® avionics suite 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 General Electric CF34-10E7-B engines, delivering 18,500 pounds of thrust each. The Lineage 1000’ s maximum range, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km, or 4,833 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km, or 5,005 miles) with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km, or 5,063 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,344 km, or 5,179 miles) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The aircraft offers great airport performance, a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at an altitude of 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 the 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 or the Middle East; from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo, Johannesburg (South Africa), Rabat (Morocco), or anywhere in Europe and the Middle East at a lower operating cost and in ultimate comfort.

Born for the demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is based on the EMBRAER 190 and is designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high use, and low maintenance. The aircraft’s reliability is proven by more than 2.2 million flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.

The Lineage 1000 executive jet recently won the IDEA/Brasil design award, which is the Brazilian version of the IDEA/USA Awards – one of the most prestigious design prizes in the world.

Priced at US$ 42.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, in its baseline configuration for FAA certification, the Lineage 1000 jet is expected to enter service in the first semester of 2009.

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, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,745 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 21.6 billion.

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