First Embraer 170 Jet Is Delivered to EgyptAir Express Aircraft marks the beginning of E-Jets' operation in Egypt



    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer
 delivered the first of six EMBRAER 170 jets today to EgyptAir Express, the
 new subsidiary of the Egyptian flag carrier, EgyptAir.
     This aircraft is the first E-Jet to operate in that country. EgyptAir
 selected the EMBRAER 170 in September 2006, placing an order for six
 aircraft, plus six options. The E-Jets will serve as the backbone of the
 EgyptAir Express fleet, flying to primary and secondary destinations within
 its domestic and regional markets.
     "Today's delivery is of special importance to us because it marks the
 beginning of EgyptAir Express' operations," said Mauro Kern, Embraer
 Executive Vice President, Airline Market. "Passenger comfort and efficiency
 are EgyptAir Express' top priorities and we are pleased and honored that
 the EMBRAER 170 has been selected to fulfill their needs."
     The EMBRAER 170 jets of EgyptAir Express are configured with leather
 seats, comfortably seating 76 passengers.
     "The EMBRAER 170 was chosen after a rigorous comparative study and
 proved to be the best option for EgyptAir Express' business plan," said
 Engineer Mohamed Hassan, Chairman of EgyptAir Express. "The arrival of the
 first EMBRAER 170 marks the start of our operations and is a very exciting
 time for all of us who have been involved in the creation of this new
 airline, especially since it coincides with the celebration of the 75th
 anniversary of EgyptAir."
     Embraer and EgyptAir are studying the possibility of establishing an
 authorized service center for the E-Jets in the region, to be run by
 EgyptAir M&E.
     About the EMBRAER 170/190 Family
     The EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family is comprised of four commercial jets
 with 70 to 122 seats featuring advanced engineering design, outstanding
 performance, high operating economics, and a spacious cabin.
     The E-Jets can fly at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82 and 41,000
 ft altitude (12,497 m), with a range of up to 2,300 nautical miles (4,260
 km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft results in
 exceptional spare parts and maintenance cost reduction for carriers.
     Another key feature is the fly-by-wire technology used in the flight
 control systems, similar to that deployed on larger commercial jets and
 advanced military aircraft.
     The EMBRAER 170/190 family of jets provides superior comfort with its
 double-bubble fuselage design that includes two main passenger entrances
 and two service doors that minimize aircraft turn-around time. The E-Jets
 offer much more space and comfort for passengers, in a single or dual-class
 layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities.
     On March 31, 2007, the E-Jets family order book had logged 630 firm
 orders and 558 options, totaling 1,118 aircraft to 32 customers in 22
 countries.
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     About Embraer
     Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica 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 S�o Jos� dos Campos, Sao 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 March 31, 2007, Embraer had a workforce of 21,005 employees
 and a firm order backlog of US$ 15.0 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 the Company'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 the Company 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. The Company 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 Company expectations.
 
 

SOURCE Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer)

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