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São José dos Campos, November 15, 2009 – Embraer informs that ABS Jets, of Prague, Czech Republic, is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Part 145 maintenance on the entry level Phenom 100 jet. The company is also an Embraer authorized service center for the Legacy 600 executive jet in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and the Company’s authorized sales representative for Eastern Europe.

As the Phenom 100 fleet expands throughout the European and EMEA regions, Embraer’s customers continue to have top maintenance services available to them,” said Antonio Martini Neto, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support & Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “We have the utmost confidence that ABS Jets will offer the same quality maintenance services that it already provides for our Legacy 600 executive jet.”

In-house theoretical training for eight technicians was provided by Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS). On-the-job training was performed at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility, in Brazil.

The new approval for ABS Jets gives the possibility to perform both line and base maintenance,” said David Kyjovský, CEO of ABS Jets. “We are confident that we are ready to provide Embraer’s and our own customers with services that will fully satisfy their expectations, especially with regard to the quality of workmanship, customer support, flexibility, availability and cost effectiveness.”

Embraer continuously makes every effort to offer its Phenom customers the best possible support in the EMEA region, with a strong network of authorized service centers.

About ABS Jets

Established in 2004 in the Czech Republic, ABS Jets is a Level 2 Embraer authorized service center for the Legacy 600, providing customers in Central and Eastern Europe with highly regarded maintenance and repair services. Operating out of its facilities at Terminal 3, in Prague’s Ruzyne International Airport (PRG), the company offers 24/7 handling services and ample hangar space for business jet operators, and is also a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 maintenance and repair location.

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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.

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