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A-29 Super Tucano Wins Air Force Bid For Light Air Support Mission

Embraer will provide the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft; ground training devices (GTD) – simulators and planning stations; and spare parts. SNC will provide in-field logistic support and pilot and maintenance training.

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About Sierra Nevada Corporation: Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America's fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President and CFO Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,100 people in 31 locations in 16 states. SNC's seven unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC's dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen's leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com.

About Embraer: Embraer 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 Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,204 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 16 billion.

Embraer's U.S. presence, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc., was founded in 1979 in Fort Lauderdale, FL as a wholly owned United States corporation. Thirty-two years later, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. has over 800 U.S. employees at locations in Ft. Lauderdale and Melbourne, FL, Nashville, TN, Mesa, AZ, Minneapolis, MN and Windsor Locks, CT. Embraer Defense & Security and Embraer Aircraft Holding are part of Embraer S.A.

In 2008, Embraer broke ground on their first industrial site in the U.S., at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, FL, dedicated to the Company's executive jet business. The final assembly and painting operation buildings were completed in first quarter 2011 and the customer, sales, design and delivery center is scheduled to be completed in fourth quarter 2011. Some 200 new jobs are being created as a result of this U.S. expansion.

SOURCE Sierra Nevada Corporation

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