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Legacy 600 in front of Embraer’s new service center in Le Bourget


São José dos Campos, March 18, 2008 – Embraer’s new Executive Jets Center at Le Bourget Airport, in France, received the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Approval Certificate to operate in Europe. The facility is dedicated exclusively to the Embraer Executive Jets fleet, and joins the existing service center network that includes OGMA, in Portugal, and another four Embraer authorized service centers in the region. They offer maintenance for the Legacy 600 and will support the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300, as they enter operation in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

We are thrilled to offer yet another support base in Europe for our Executive Jets customers,” said Maurício Aveiro, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support - Executive Jets. “The Le Bourget facility is further confirmation of Embraer’s commitment to building its dedicated Executive Jets customer support network.”

Significant investments were made in the refurbishment of the Le Bourget facility, in the spare parts inventory and in ground support equipment, in order to offer specialized executive jets support and maintenance. The new service center will provide routine checks, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and will be prepared to deploy rescue teams throughout Europe in support of Legacy 600 operations, as well as the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 upon their entry into service.

“We are pleased with EASA’s approval in validation of Embraer’s solid and studied investment on the technical capability of Le Bourget,” said Evandro Braga de Oliveira, Embraer Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance Services. “Our space, equipment, trained personnel, and customer-centered facilities are dedicated to maintaining the high availability of our customers’ executive jets.”

Located at one of the busiest airports in Europe, 20 minutes from downtown Paris, the Le Bourget service center has a total area of 37,674 square feet (3,500 square meters) and a 20,451-square-foot (1,900-square-meter) hangar. The facility offers customers an executive ambience with deluxe amenities.

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