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Le Bourget, Paris, June 18, 2001 – Embraer today announced that it has signed a contract for the first Legacy Executive aircraft to a Latin America customer. Repeating a phenomenon seen among other Embraer products, this new corporate jet has now logged 33 firm orders and 31 options.

The Legacy Executive launching customer in Latin America is a major integrated financial services provider with headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. The twin-engine jet will be configured with very fine executive interior with seating capacity up to 13 passengers and flat floor. Embraer expects to deliver this aircraft in April 2002.

Embraer launched its entry into the corporate jet market in July of 2000.   With an interior volume of 1,410 cubic feet, a range of over 3,200 nautical miles and a maximum speed of .80 Mach, the Legacy has attracted attention from potential corporate customers.  Combining product maturity, exceptional comfort, good range and speed at low operational costs the Legacy is redefining the market in its category.

The first flight of the Legacy took place on March 31, 2001, With many major flight test milestones already accomplished, FAA and JAA certifications are expected in the third quarter of 2001 and deliveries scheduled to begin in September of this year.

Note to editors
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s fourth largest commercial aircraft manufacturer and is headquartered in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, with offices in Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States, and a total workforce of over 12,200 people. Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.) is Brazil’s largest exporter for the two preceding years and has a firm backlog of US$ 10,7 billion and US$ 12.5 billion in options, as of May 31, 2001. Embraer has over 31 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft aimed for the world airline and defense markets.

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