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Legacy 600 executive jet


São José dos Campos, October 29, 2008 – Embraer participates in the Aviation Expo (AVEX) 2008 ( air show and aviation exhibition, November 5-8, at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, in Egypt. The Company will promote its full line of commercial and executive jets, together with its wide range of customer services and solutions. In the static display, Embraer will showcase the Legacy 600 super midsize executive jet, for the first time at this event.

We are pleased to participate in the AVEX air show for the second time,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and the Middle East – Executive Jets. “Visitors will experience the luxurious cabin, comfortable seats and large baggage compartment of the Legacy 600, which already enjoys great popularity in several countries throughout Africa and the Middle East.”

Embraer will also display the EMBRAER 190 E-Jet in the colors of Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services (NAS) Aviation. The airline ordered five EMBRAER 190s in November 2007 during the Dubai Airshow. Last July, NAS confirmed options on another five EMBRAER 190 jets, retaining purchase rights for 12 more of the same type.

About Aviation Expo (AVEX)

Endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation, Aviation Expo (AVEX) is a lucrative platform for the small and midsize companies of the aviation industry, focused on business deals and marketing. This unique four-day event dedicates the first two days to “the trade”, with an emphasis purely on business. The last two days are filled with public attractions and exciting surprises for thousands of people at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

AVEX 2008 brings together elite executives, royal families, government representatives, and top investors from around the globe to participate in this exclusive networking platform set in a prime destination.

About the Legacy 600

The Legacy 600 jet provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 14 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 full- size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High- Speed Data (HSD) and Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. Its 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.

The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. These ranges, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enable customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the only super midsize jet certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes-Mandelieu airports.

The twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 14 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. Designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, at a low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and availability rates.

Priced at US$ 27.45 million, based on January 2010 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification, over 150 Legacy 600 jets currently operate in 24 countries. See more about Embraer Executive Jets at​.

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 September 30, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,745 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 21.6 billion.

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