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São José dos Campos, July 8, 2009 – Embraer has selected Starlink Aviation to be its first authorized service center in Canada for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets. The company is headquartered at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, in Quebec, offering Phenom owners aircraft maintenance and top-flight Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services, as well as aircraft management and charter operations.

Starlink’s 25 years in the general aviation business make them an excellent option for our Phenom operators in the region. They have outstanding facilities and a highly experienced team available 24/7,” affirms Scott Kalister, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support, USA, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean – Executive Jets. “Embraer is dedicated to leading the executive jet segment by offering world-class support to its customers. We are proud to welcome Starlink Aviation to our first-class network of authorized service centers.”

Starlink is proud to be part of the Embraer family and, in particular, to have been named as an authorized Phenom repair facility,” says Luc Masse, Starlink Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are tremendous aircraft that will have great market appeal for many years to come, and we are happy to provide overall maintenance and warranty support to operators in Canada.

About Starlink Aviation

Starlink Aviation is a Canadian, diversified, full-service aviation company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, with bases in Hamilton, Ontario, the Saguenay Lac-St.Jean region of Quebec, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It offers scheduled flight services, corporate Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services from its private terminal at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL), on-demand air charter flights, aircraft management services, and a full range of maintenance activities. Starlink operates a fleet of 18 aircraft, including business jets and turboprops, and has been in business since 1981.

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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 June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 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.

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