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15/04/2004

NEW LEGACY EXECUTIVE INTERIOR BOOSTS CUSTOMER CHOICE

Embraer has developed a new interior design concept for the Legacy Executive jet that combines luxurious custom cabinetry and standard and optional advanced equipment, providing for a most pleasant flight experience for its passengers.

The Legacy Executive offers three distinct cabin sections, each with a variety of comfortable and highly functional seating configurations. Flexibility, one of the pillars of the Legacy’s new interior concept, invites customers to choose from an extensive combination of cabinetry and materials that can be produced, assembled and delivered in one of the shortest completion cycles in the industry.

“Although considered a new entrant, we were able to revolutionize aircraft interior conception and assembly by offering a variety of interior configurations with the same quality high standards, all at a price much lower than aircraft of comparable size,” said Antonio Pires Monteiro, Embraer’s Senior Vice-President – Corporate Aviation Market.

The new interior brings a redesigned valance panel and other interior changes that bolster the passenger’s perception of a spacious and comfortable aircraft cabin. In addition, seats and armledges have been artfully remodeled to enhance movement in the cabin.

The new Legacy Executive interior offers a roomier lavatory, and an optional forward lavatory. It also features a larger, redesigned galley to serve hot and cold meals for 13 passengers. Aboard the aircraft, passengers can enjoy the Legacy’s natural interior lighting, which comes from its generous 22 windows. Another new feature is the Legacy’s improved acoustic insulation, which makes for a quieter in-flight experience.

With all the flexibility and price advantages offered by Embraer, the Legacy is a highly customizable business jet that can be delivered quickly to any customer in the world. In addition to improvements in its interior, the aircraft is built on the robust ERJ 135 platform, with its outstanding records of safety and reliability. The Legacy also features the largest baggage compartment of the industry, which is fully accessible in-flight.

Note to Editors

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is a major aerospace company with 34 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 March 31, 2004 Embraer had a total workforce of 14,090 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.9 billion.
 
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