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São José dos Campos, November 11, 2008 – Embraer will participate in the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) exhibition (, November 16-18, at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company will showcase its Legacy 600 executive jet at the static display area, together with a cabin cross-section of the Lineage 1000 and a full-scale mock-up of the Phenom 300.

Embraer is pleased to participate in MEBA, once again, which is an increasingly popular event devoted to business aviation in the Middle East,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Executive Jets. “The excellent reception our family of Executive Jets has received from this region is testimony to their superior comfort and performance.”

Embraer will host a press conference on Sunday, November 16, at 12:00 noon, in conference room B, Mezzanine floor, East Hall, where it will review the achievements of the Embraer Executive Jet programs. The Company’s business jet portfolio includes the entry level Phenom 100, the light Phenom 300, the midlight Legacy 450, the midsize Legacy 500, the super midsize Legacy 600, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets.

About the Lineage 1000 jet

The Lineage 1000 jet was designed, uppermost, for comfort and luxury. The aircraft can be configured to accommodate up to 19 passengers in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The interior, designed in partnership with UK-based Priestman Goode, offers five distinct “privacy zones” and two lavatories. A third lavatory and a stand-up shower unit are optional.

The Lineage’s cabin is outfitted by PATS Aircraft Completions, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the United States, featuring the most refined materials in its category. The Lineage 1000’s wide variety of cabin configurations fits all travelers’ needs with plenty of room for work, rest and meetings. Onboard amenities include such optional items as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), and other features.

The total baggage capacity is 471 cubic feet (13.3 cubic meters). A large, pressurized aft baggage area, which is conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of baggage compartments in competitive jets. The highly integrated avionics Primus Epic® suite by Honeywell comes with five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multifunction control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by- wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.

The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain General Electric CF34-10E7-B engines, delivering 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with eight passengers, will be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km), with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The aircraft offers great airport performance, a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to New York (USA), or anywhere in Europe and the Middle East; from Moscow (Russia) to Tokyo (Japan), Quebec (Canada), or anywhere in the Middle East; from New York to Paris (France), Brasília (Brazil), or anywhere in North America; from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand), or anywhere in Europe, Africa or the Middle East; from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo, Johannesburg (South Africa), Rabat (Morocco), or anywhere in Europe and the Middle East at a lower operating cost and in ultimate comfort.

Born for the demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is based on the EMBRAER 190 and designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high use, and low maintenance. The aircraft’s reliability is proven by more than 2 million flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.

Priced at US$ 42.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, in its baseline configuration for FAA certification, the Lineage 1000 jet is expected to enter service in the second half of 2008.

About the Legacy 600 jet

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 clients 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 platform of the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family that has accumulated over 14 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, its low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and a heritage of 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 23 countries.

About the Phenom 300 jet

Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 300 best-in-class jet. With the interior designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in its category.

The relaxing ambience is enhanced by generous windows and the most ample cabin in its class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe and refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, satellite communications, and a modern entertainment system. The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the aircraft will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering experience, the Phenom 300 is designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet will offer a standard anti-skid brake-by-wire system, with carbon brakes.

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 alert data, and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on the three high- definition displays.

With a configuration to accommodate up to ten occupants, the Phenom 300 jet has a huge 76- cubic-foot (2.15-cubic-meter) baggage capacity 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) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nm alternate). The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), has 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 London (UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), the Azores, Cairo (Egypt), Tel Aviv (Israel), or Moscow (Russia) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.

Expected to enter service in the second half of 2009, the Phenom 300 was rolled out on April 14, 2008, and took its first flight on April 29. The executive jet currently has a price tag of US$ 6.85 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, without plans, for FAA certification.

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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.

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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