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Legacy support agreement


São José dos Campos, May 16, 2006 – The Rivers State government of Nigeria has signed a product support contract with Embraer to provide maintenance support for its Legacy 600 jet, which it has owned since in June 2005.

"This is the first Legacy support agreement we signed with a governmental customer in Africa. It confirms that both our products and services have worldwide acceptance. It also shows a global market trend for military and government operators to demand comprehensive product support packages from aircraft manufacturers. We are confident that several other business opportunities will arise in Nigeria and other African countries," said Ricardo Bester, Vice-President, Customer Support - Defense and Government Market.

The five-year agreement with the Nigerian customer covers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, OEM parts replacement and maintenance tracking and control. Additional services are also included in the product support package, namely a technical representative, available mechanics and pilots for a period of two years.

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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, 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 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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