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. Visit the Embraer Image Gallery at www.Embraer.com. 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.
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