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17/04/2008

EMBRAER PARTICIPATES IN THE 7TH BUSINESS FORUM OF COMANDATUBA

São José dos Campos, April 17, 2008 – Embraer will show a full-scale mock-up of the Phenom 100 very light jet in the 7th Business Forum of Comandatuba (Fórum Empresarial de Comandatuba), April 18-21, at the Hotel Transamérica Ilha de Comandatuba, in the State of Bahia, Brazil. Embraer marks the sixth consecutive participation in a role in the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to experience the luxury and sophistication of this best-in- class jet.

It is an honor to present the mock-up of the Phenom 100 business jet to the public, at the Business Forum of Comandatuba,” says Breno Corrêa, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Latin America, Executive Jets. “The jet’s features will provide our customers with unbeatable comfort and relaxation, as well as more time for the family and business dealings.”

The encounter will be held on Comandatuba Island, around 70 km from the city of Ilhéus, bringing together the nation’s most important business leaders, and some of the biggest political figures, to discuss a fundamental subject: education. The high point of the event will be the debate on "Quality Public Education for a Better Brazil".

About the Phenom Jets

Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 best-in-class jets. With their interiors designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, both aircraft offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by generous windows and the most ample cabins in their class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.

The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft enable single- pilot operation. Drawing on Embraer’s design and engineering experience, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, both jets will offer a standard anti-skid brake-by-wire system.

Based on Garmin’s all-glass, fully-integrated avionics suite, the Prodigy® flight deck offers Phenom jet operators more advantages than any other avionics suite on today’s market. The cockpit features three interchangeable 12-inch displays – two Primary Flight Displays (PFD) and one Multi-Function Display (MFD). The system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine instrumentation, and crew-alert system data, and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on three high- definition displays.

In a typical club configuration, the Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers. The spacious 55-cubic-foot (1.56-cubic-meter) baggage compartment stores luggage, golf bags and even skis.

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines power the jet, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and 100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes. The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) at a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short-field takeoffs. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami, and from Los Angeles to Vancouver or Denver at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.

The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.98 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration for FAA certification. The aircraft’s maiden flight took place in July 2007, and the jet is currently carrying out the certification flight test campaign, in order to enter service in the second half of 2008.

In a configuration to accommodate up to nine occupants, the Phenom 300 jet has a large 76- cubic-foot (2.15-cubic-meter) baggage compartment that will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines power the jet, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range with six occupants is projected to be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) at a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.78 and is also designed for short-field takeoffs. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from New York to Denver or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), and from Los Angeles to Detroit, Mexico City (Mexico) or Atlanta at a lower cost than competitive aircraft.

The Phenom 300 is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration for FAA certification, and is expected to enter service in the second half of 2009.

More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com​.

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 March 31, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,878 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 20.3 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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