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11/10/2004

NEW INTERIOR LIGHTING FEATURES ENHANCE LEGACY AMBIENCE

Embraer will announce at the 2004 Meeting and Convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Las Vegas Oct 12-14 the Legacy’s new cabin interior lighting solutions, designed to increase individual passenger well-being through added environmental customization. These solutions encompass pleated window shades and a LED lighting system.

The new mechanical window shades allow passengers to dim the natural light coming from the Legacy’s generous 22 windows. Using a combination of composite and lightweight transparencies, the shades are easy to operate and can be customized to match the interior of each client’s aircraft. The window shades offer 100% light block and UV protection.

The cabin’s new LED lighting system, in turn, allows artificial light intensity control as well as light color selection from a broad spectrum. The LED illumination system replacing the Legacy’s fluorescent lights is an important feature that enables smooth, continuous dimming as well as combinations of white light with other colors for greater passenger convenience.

The new lighting solutions are part of Embraer’s commitment to the Legacy program to meet and exceed market expectations. Recent cabin interior improvements include a redesigned valance panel, new seats and remodeled armledges, all of which have enhanced the ambience and the freedom of movement in the Legacy’s already spacious three-zone cabin.

A service bulletin will be made available upon request to current Legacy owners to upgrade their aircraft for these lighting features.

For more details, please visit the legacybyembraer.com website

Note to Editors

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 35 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global airline, Defense and Corporate markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of June 30, 2004 Embraer had a total workforce of 14,207 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.5 billion.

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