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São José dos Campos, July 19, 2006 – Embraer announced today it will participate for the first time at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh, in Wisconsin, U.S., where flying enthusiasts gather annually to take part in one of the world’s most famous aviation events. This year’s Oshkosh will be held July 24-30 and Embraer’s debut will be marked by a display of the mock-ups of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets to the Oshkosh AirVenture,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice-President, Executive Jets. “We want visitors to experience first-hand the innovative design and premium comfort of these revolutionary jets.”

The mock-ups present the Phenom jets’ spacious cabins with comfortable seating and fine appointments, ample baggage compartments, and cockpit.      

The Phenom jets’ interiors, designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, were unveiled in November 2005 at the 58th convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Orlando, Florida.

The Phenom tour is now crossing the U.S., after stops in Mexico, Canada and Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands). It will also visit South American cities, beginning in August.

Contrasting classical and contemporary aircraft designs, old- and present-day Brazilian technology, Embraer is also sponsoring an Oshkosh static display exhibition of a replica of Alberto Santos-Dumont’s 14Bis biplane, the first heavier-than-air self-propelled aircraft to take off in public.

The Brazilian aviation pioneer flew his invention on October 23, 1906, winning the Archdeacon Prize after an historical 60-meter (197 ft) flight in Paris.

More information about the Phenom jets is available at

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 offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the large 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 easy handling features of the two new aircraft enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering expertise, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are designed for maximum availability and use. For added safety and reliability, both jets offer a standard brake-by-wire system with anti-skid 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 comfortably accommodates four passengers in a typical club configuration. The spacious 55 cubic feet (1.56 cubic meters) baggage capacity will hold all luggage, golf bags, and even skis.

Two PW617F Pratt & Whitney Canada engines provide 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with four occupants and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70, is 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 airplane is designed for short field takeoff and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m). These features 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 (baseline configuration, no options included) according to January 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification and is expected to enter service in mid-2008.

The Phenom 300 jet is configured to accommodate up to nine occupants. Its large 76 cubic feet baggage capacity conveniently transports passengers’ luggage, golf bags, and skis.

Two PW535E Pratt & Whitney Canada engines provide 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with six occupants and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, is 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes) and 100 nm alternate. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). These capabilities permit customers to fly nonstop from New York to Denver or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); 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 at a price of US$ 6.65 million (baseline configuration, no options included), based on January 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification.

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 global Airline, Executive, and Defense and Government markets.  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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