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One Legacy 600 at the renovated hangar
18/07/2006

EMBRAER OPENS DEDICATED EXECUTIVE JETS CENTER AT OGMA

São José dos Campos, July 18, 2006 – OGMA, Embraer’s Portugal-based maintenance services company, today announced the conclusion of major renovation work at one of its hangars, creating a facility totally dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of Embraer executive jets.

This accomplishment is part of Embraer’s plan to enhance its executive jets customer support and expand its service center network on all continents. At the new facility, one of OGMA’s ten maintenance hangars, two Legacy 600 aircraft, one Lineage 1000 or up to eight Phenom jets can be serviced at the same time.

The 16,600 square-foot (1,542 square-meter) facility was completely remodeled and features upgraded back shops and stylishly decorated reception rooms for the highly demanding executive aviation customer and crews.

Founded in 1918, OGMA’s installations have at least two other hangars where Embraer executive jets can be serviced. Certified as an authorized service center for the ERJ 145 family in 1998, OGMA can also maintain, repair and overhaul E-Jets, which seat 70 to 110 passengers.

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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Executive, and Defense and Government 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, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,538 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.2 billion.

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