Aircraft to be managed by private jet charter operator Arab Wings

São José dos Campos, May 4, 2010 – Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of one
Legacy 650 large executive jet to an undisclosed customer from Jordan. The announcement was
made, today, at the 2010 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2010),
in Geneva, Switzerland. The aircraft will be managed on behalf of the owner by private jet
charter operator Arab Wings, also based in Jordan. This deal is already included in Embraer’s
firm order backlog of the first quarter 2010.

“We are honored by the acquisition of this Legacy 650, which will be operated and managed by
Arab Wings, a respected and renowned company in the Middle East region”, said Luís Carlos
Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “The Legacy 650 will establish a
new concept for business travel, offering an extended range of 3,900 nautical miles with the
same superior comfort of the Legacy 600, which is a very successful aircraft in the region.”

The jet is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2010. It will be based in and operate out
of Jordan. Arab Wings will also add a Phenom 100 entry level jet to its fleet, this year.

“We see an increasing demand for our aircraft handling services in the region, and this
Legacy 650 will be the newest addition to our fast-growing fleet of managed aircraft,” said
Ahmad Abughazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings.

About Arab Wings

Founded in 1975, Arab Wings is owned by the International Wings Group (www.iwg
aviation.com), the same Jordan-based group that owns the Royal Jordanian Air Academy,
Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College, and Gulf Wings (in the United Arab Emirates).

The company operates and manages a fleet of small, midsize, super midsize, and large-cabin
executive jets. Arab Wings’ private air transportation portfolio includes charter services,
aircraft management, and turnkey solutions.

About the Legacy 650 executive jet

The large-cabin Legacy 650 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration). The quiet and
refined cabin features a high-end interior, with leather seats, divan, credenza, and tables for
meals or meetings. There is also a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an
ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and
satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) SwiftBroadband equipment and
Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails, and transfer files
during flight, providing better use of time, increased work productivity and more
entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment that is easily
accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 240 cubic feet (6,800 liters).

Powered by two highly efficient Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 engines, the jet has a maximum
cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) with four
passengers, or 3,800 nautical miles (7,038 km) with eight passengers, both with NBAA IFR
fuel reserves, means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from London (UK) to New York (USA);
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to London or Singapore; Miami (USA) to São Paulo (Brazil);
Singapore to Sydney (Australia); or Mumbai (India) to Central Europe.

The Legacy 650 also features Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics. The flight deck
incorporates an upgraded graphical user interface, enabling smarter and faster decisions
while reducing pilot workload. Highly reliable liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors add
graphics capabilities not possible with cathode ray tubes (CRT). Coupled Vertical
Navigation (VNAV); Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.3; Future Air Navigation
System (FANS) 1/A Controller-to-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC); charts and
maps; satellite weather; Wide Area Augmentation System – Localizer Performance with
Vertical Guidance Approaches (WAAS/LPV); and SmartRunway™ and SmartLanding™
Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) are some of the new features available.

Primus Elite™ also permits the inclusion of Honeywell’s award-winning SmartView™
Synthetic Vision System (SVS).

The list price of the Legacy 650 under 2010 economic conditions is US$ 29.50 million. For
more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.


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