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26/04/2006

EMBRAER SIGNS PRODUCT SUPPORT CONTRACT WITH INDIA

São José dos Campos, April 28, 2006 - The government of India signed a support contract with Embraer to increase the operational efficiency of its five Legacy 600 executive jets in operation with the Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force.
   
“Under this contract, Embraer will provide one of the most complete support packages ever offered to a Defense customer in Asia. This is a huge opportunity for Embraer, as this customer is one of the largest air forces in the world,” said Ricardo Bester, Vice-President, Customer Support – Defense and Government Market. “We have similar agreements with the Belgian and Greek Air Forces.”

The contract with the government of India will be valid for ten years. The scope includes a spare parts exchange program (pool), a repair program, several technical assistance services, such as field support, back-office engineering, technical publications updates, recurrent training, and a Rental Program for ground support equipment (GSE).

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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) 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, 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 March 31, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,144 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.

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