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São José dos Campos, September 25, 2007 – Embraer has signed Executive AirShare, of Kansas City, Mo., to a fleet expansion order of three Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300 aircraft, with options for an additional three Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300 jets. Last May, the U.S. fractional aircraft ownership company placed an order for seven Phenom 100 jets, plus seven options for additional aircraft of the same model. The total value of the new agreement is US$ 22.24 million, and could double, if all options are exercised.

We are honored by this additional order from Executive AirShare, which we understand as recognition that the Phenom jets are the ideal choice for their business,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “We are confident that the comfort, style and capabilities of both the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be very pleasing to Executive AirShare’ s customers and passengers.”

With the new order, the U.S. operator now reinforces its confidence in the Phenom jets by expanding its original order, and will operate both the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300. The first Phenom 100 delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2010, and deliveries of the Phenom 300 are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011.

The Phenom 100 is the largest and most capable very light jet, and the Phenom 300 has the best payload and range capabilities in its class,” said Robert D. Taylor, President and CEO of Executive AirShare. “Our owners will appreciate the range, speed, comfort and luggage- carrying capabilities of both these aircraft.”

The Phenom jets will fit well into Executive AirShare’s concept, where fractional owners have access to their aircraft for a given number of days per year, rather than a strict number of flight-hours per year. Furthermore, Executive AirShare customers have the use of the aircraft for an entire day, unlike national ownership planes that fly multiple customers to different locations on the same day with the same aircraft.

About Executive AirShare

Founded in 2001, Executive AirShare currently operates a fleet of 13 aircraft. The company is based at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., and also operates from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Richard L. Jones, Jr. (Riverside) Airport in Tulsa, Okla., and Fort Worth Meacham Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. More information about the company and its services is available at

About the Phenom Jets

Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 best-in-class jets. With the interior designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by 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 experience, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, both jets will offer a standard anti-skid brake-by-wire system.

Based on 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 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.

In a typical club configuration, the Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers. The generous 55-cubic-foot (1.56-cubic-meter) baggage compartment is big enough to store luggage, golf bags and even skis.

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each, power the jet. Its range with four occupants 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 aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short-field takeoffs. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami; and from Los Angeles to Vancouver (Canada) or Denver at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.

The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.98 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification. The aircraft’s maiden flight took place last July, and the jet is currently carrying out the certification flight test campaign in order to enter service in mid-2008.

With a configuration to accommodate up to nine occupants, the Phenom 300 jet has a large 76-cubic-foot (2.15-cubic-meter) baggage compartment that will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.

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

Expected to enter service in mid-2009, the Phenom 300 is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification.

Note to Editors

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