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São José dos Campos, August 1, 2006 – Embraer today announced the sale of five Phenom 100 jets to Gold Aviation Services of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The contract includes options for 10 additional Phenom 100 or Phenom 300 jets. The Phenom jets will be managed, maintained and chartered by Gold Aviation Services, under a management and charter program for the Legacy 600 and Phenom jets.

“With Gold Aviation’s long history of aircraft management and charter, we know it is essential to have a highly reliable aircraft,” said Leonard Goldberg, President of Gold Aviation Services. “Embraer’s long record of reliability and favorable operating economics give us the confidence to offer an industry-first guaranteed charter and management program with the new Phenom jets.”

“Embraer’s engineering expertise comes from years of success in commercial aviation,” said Ernest Edwards, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales - USA, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean, Executive Jets. “We’re putting that same knowledge and experience to work for the business jet market and designing the Phenom jets to offer luxury, simplicity and power performance that outshines its competitors.”

Gold Aviation is a full-service corporate and private aviation company specializing in domestic and international VIP charters, as well as aircraft management, consulting and maintenance. Gold Aviation’s current Legacy Program offers customers a guaranteed ownership solution for management and charter.

Drawing on its proven history, Embraer is bringing the same engineering expertise and high reliability to business jets that it is already known for in the commercial market. The Legacy 600, based on the proven ERJ 135 regional jet platform, set new standards for comfort, range, and economics among airplanes in its category. In May 2005, Embraer reaffirmed its commitment to the business jet market with the introduction of the Phenom 100 very light and the Phenom 300 light jets, expected to enter into service in mid-2008 and mid-2009, respectively. In May, 2006, Embraer further expanded its product portfolio to include the Lineage 1000 ultra-large executive jet, to enter service in mid-2008.

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The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 Jets

The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin 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 will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering heritage, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability both jets will offer a standard brake-by-wire system with antiskid capability.

Based upon 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 pilot-friendly 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-alerting system data and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on three high-definition displays.

The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club configuration. The generous 55 cubic feet (1.56 cubic meters) total baggage capacity is big enough to store their luggage, golf bags and even skis.

The Phenom 100 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants onboard 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 Phenom 100 is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m) with a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short field takeoff performance. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami; from Los Angeles to Vancouver or Denver at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.

The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.85 million in January 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification and is expected to enter service in mid-2008.

The Phenom 300 jet will be configured to accommodate up to nine occupants. Its large baggage capacity of 76 cubic feet (2.15 cubic meters) will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.

The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range with six occupants onboard will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The Phenom 300 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) with a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78 and is also designed for short field takeoff performance. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from New York to Denver or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); from Los Angeles to Detroit, Mexico City (Mexico) or Atlanta at a lower cost than competitive aircraft.

The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, for FAA certification.

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The Legacy 600

The Legacy 600 provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a fullsize galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) optional capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files.

The Legacy 600 baggage compartment with 240 cubic feet (6.8 cubic meters) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.

The Legacy 600 cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and offers a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Moscow (Russia) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with similar cabin size.

Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the largest business jet certified to operate into and out of London City Airport, being capable of flying to Moscow and back with eight passengers.

The super midsize twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that accumulates nine million flight hours on more than 900 aircraft, and counting. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, a low operating cost and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch availability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers a heritage of high utilization and high availability. Priced at US$ 24.7 million in 2007 economic conditions for FAA certification in a baseline configuration, there are 76 Legacy 600 currently operating in 18 countries.

Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality. The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in business-class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 18.6 million to US$ 19.35 million (2007 economic conditions for FAA certification in a baseline configuration).

The Lineage 1000

The Lineage 1000 jet was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. It will be configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones and two lavatories. A third lavatory and a stand-up shower are also available as options. There is a set of pre-defined cabin configurations to fit all travelers’ needs, with plentiful room for work, rest and meetings. Optional amenities aboard include Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other features.

The total baggage capacity is of 615 cubic feet (17.4 cubic meters). A large aft baggage area, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of aft baggage compartments that are accessible in flight of competitive aircraft. The highlyintegrated
avionics suite Primus Epic from Honeywell reveals five LCD multifunction control displays, cursor control device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by-wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.

The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain GE CF34-10E7 engines, with 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers onboard will be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane has a great airport performance, maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m).

These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (U.K.) to New York (U.S.); from Moscow (Russia) to Tokyo (Japan) or Quebec (Canada); from New York to Paris (France); from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beijing (China) or Bangkok (Thailand); from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo or Johannesburg (South Africa), at a lower operational cost and ultimate comfort.

Priced at US$ 40.95 in January 2006 economic conditions for FAA certification in a baseline configuration, the Lineage 1000 is expected to enter into service in mid-2008.

Born of the severe demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high utilization and low maintenance. Its reliability is proven by hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.

Note to Editors

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 Commercial aviation, Executive aviation, and Defense and Government segments. 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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