Embraer welcomes Saudi Aramco as new Embraer 170 operator

First aircraft entered service in November 2010

São José dos Campos, December 7, 2010 – Embraer is pleased to welcome Saudi Aramco as a new EMBRAER 170 jet operator in Saudi Arabia. Its first aircraft, delivered at the end of November, will be followed by other EMBRAER 170 jets scheduled for delivery by year-end.

The EMBRAER 170 offers a unique solution for corporate flight departments, combining superior performance, low operating costs, reduced emissions levels, advanced engineering design and a spacious cabin without middle seats, all based on the outstanding reliability of a proven airliner platform. With a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, cruise altitudes up to 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) and ranges as long as 2,100 nautical miles (3,890 kilometers), Saudi Aramco's Embraer 170s will be configured in a standard and spacious 70-seat layout, and feature state-of -the-art fly-by-wire (FBW) technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.

About Saudi Aramco
Owned by the Saudi Arabian Government, Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global enterprise and a world leader in petroleum exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing. The company manages the largest proven reserves of conventional crude oil – 260.1 billion barrels – and the fourth-largest gas reserves in the world – 275.2 trillion cubic feet. Saudi Aramco, through its affiliate, Vela International Marine Ltd., owns and operates the world's second largest tanker fleet to help transport its crude oil production, which amounted to 1.3 million barrels per day in 2009.

In addition to its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, through its affiliates, has joint ventures and subsidiary offices in China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Saudi Aramco also refines and distributes oil products throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to meet daily domestic energy demands. For more information, please go to www.saudiaramco.com.


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