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11/11/2007

EMBRAER SELLS EIGHT EXECUTIVE JETS TO FALCON AVIATION SERVICES

São José dos Campos, November 11, 2007 – Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), ordered eight Embraer Executive Jets: four Phenom 300s, three Legacy 600s and one Lineage 1000 aircraft. The total value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 145.78 million. This order is already included in Embraer’s backlog.

We are very delighted to receive this order from an experienced and renowned operator like Falcon Aviation Services,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “FAS customers will appreciate the luxurious interior and premium comfort offered by several cabin zones in the Legacy 600 and Lineage 1000, as well as the Phenom 300, which has the largest cabin and baggage compartment in the light jet category.”

The deal was announced at the 2007 Dubai Air Show, November 11-15. FAS will receive its first Legacy 600 in the second quarter of 2008. The Lineage 1000 delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2010, and the first Phenom 300 will be available in the second quarter of 2011.

The Embraer Executive Jets allow us to cover all segments with aircraft that offer spacious cabins and comfort,” said HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan, owner and CEO of Falcon Aviation Services. “In addition, Embraer’s experience in developing jets with high availability gives FAS the right tool to continue its aggressive growth strategy.

About Falcon Aviation Services

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) was founded in 2005 under the initiative of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to fill a much needed gap in the aviation services market in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East. The company provides helicopter charter and aircraft maintenance and management services. Based at Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi, conveniently situated 10 km away from downtown, FAS is ideally located for operators and passengers, alike. The company is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy in the corporate jet charter market in response to the unprecedented development boom in the region.

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