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São José dos Campos, February 1, 2010 – Embraer has selected FlightSafety International as the authorized training provider for Embraer’s midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jets. The partnership also extends to the super midsize Legacy 600, the large Legacy 650, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000, as well as the E-Jets family of commercial jets.

When it comes to training, FlightSafety is a world leader,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer Director of Customer Training. “We are very excited about this new contract, and look forward to working with our partner, in order to offer customers an exceptional training product and service.”

FlightSafety and Embraer will work together to develop new training programs, update existing courses, and determine the timing and location of additional flight simulators, devices, and equipment that will be needed to support Embraer aircraft operators. This close working relationship will enhance standards and safety, as well as provide a unified focus on customer satisfaction.

We are honored that Embraer has chosen FlightSafety as its training provider,” said Bruce Whitman, FlightSafety International President & CEO. “FlightSafety and Embraer share a common commitment to enhance aviation safety and to provide our mutual customers with the highest quality products and service.”

Embraer has worked with FlightSafety’s professional aviation training services since 1991. The company currently serves Embraer aircraft operators at six learning centers in the U.S. and Europe, using a fleet of 19 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices.

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1 million hours of training per year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Asia.

The most recent simulators designed and manufactured for Embraer aircraft training programs feature the company’s industry-leading electric motion and control loading technology, new Vital X Visual System and MATRIX, FlightSafety’s integrated training system.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’ s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

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