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São José dos Campos, May 3, 2005 – The Legacy marked Embraer’s introduction in the business aviation market, where it intends to establish itself as a strong player. The Legacy enjoys worldwide market acceptance with 49 units in service in 12 countries.

Since the launch of the Legacy in 2000 and its entry into service in 2002, Embraer has endeavored to understand and respond to market and customer needs, continually improving the product and customer support. The knowledge accrued resulted in significant enhancements while creating the right conditions for Embraer to identify new opportunities in the business aviation market.

Today, Embraer reaffirms its commitment to this market with the announcement of the expansion of its portfolio to include two new products: a very light and a light jet.

Embraer is restructuring its business aviation, under the leadership of Luís Carlos Affonso, to provide integrated solutions to support the Legacy and the new jets. Affonso has been with Embraer for 22 years. Most recently serving as Senior Vice- President of Engineering and New Product Development, he led the EMBRAER 170/190 program since its inception, strongly advancing Embraer’s position in the airline market. Previously, Affonso was Chief Engineer for the successful ERJ 145 program.

Over the last 36 years, Embraer designed, manufactured and supported products recognized and accepted worldwide. On the business aviation side, Embraer’s industrial credentials and the Legacy heritage will prove decisive for continued success in detecting and responding to market needs.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35 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 China, France, Portugal, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of March 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,409 people, including the employees of recently acquired OGMA in Portugal, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 9.9 billion.

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