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16/06/2008

EMBRAER SHOWCASES EXECUTIVE JETS AT CBAA, IN CANADA

São José dos Campos, June 16, 2008 – Embraer will participate in the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) 47th Annual Convention, Trade Show, and Static Display, in Toronto, Canada,  June 18-19. Visitors will experience the premium comfort, space and luxury of the full-scale mock- up of the Company’s Phenom 300, as well as the Legacy 600 executive jet, at the Landmark Aviation and Skyservice Aviation facilities in Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

We are delighted to be at our third CBAA, as we continue to focus on Embraer’s commitment to being a major player in the business jet market in Canada,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Executive Jets. “The Phenom 100 very light, Phenom 300 light, Legacy 600 super midsize, and Lineage 1000 ultra-large jets, complemented by our new Legacy 450 midlight and Legacy 500 midsize jets, represent Embraer’s tradition of making best-in-class executive aircraft.”

On Wednesday, June 18, at 1:45 p.m., at the indoor static display area (next to booth number 704), Embraer will host a press briefing to present a program overview of Embraer Executive Jets, focusing on the new and revolutionary Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft.

We are thrilled by this opportunity to once again show off our Phenom 300,” said Michael Payne, Embraer Regional Sales Manager for Canada. “Guests will be delighted with the jet’s spacious cabin, its comfortable seating, large baggage compartment, and the efficient Garmin- based Prodigy® flight deck.”

The Phenom 300 has the largest cabin volume in the light jet category, comfortably accommodating up to ten occupants. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, and is designed for short-field takeoffs and hot-and-high operations. Its range with six occupants and NBAA reserves is 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km), allowing customers to fly nonstop from Toronto (Canada) to San Juan (Puerto Rico), Houston and Salt Lake City (U.S.A.), or Calgary (Canada); or from Calgary to New York, Atlanta, and Anchorage (U.S.A.), or Los Cabos (Mexico), at a lower cost than competitive aircraft. The Phenom 300 appeals to corporations flying large turboprops and smaller light jets.

The Legacy 600 offers comfort and luxury, and delivers high utilization and availability rates. More than 130 jets are flying in 23 countries, providing privacy for up to 14 passengers in three distinct seating areas, bolstered by luggage capacity. The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80, and has a range, with NBAA reserves, of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, enabling transcontinental nonstop flight from Toronto to London (U.K.), Manaus (Brazil), Mexico City, or Anchorage, or from Calgary to anywhere in North and Central America, or Hawaii, at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size.

For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, see 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.

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