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Jun 20, 2007

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WILMINGTON, MA - Embraer (Empresa Brasilieira de Aeronautica S.A.) has selected AMETEK Aerospace & Defense to provide bleed air temperature sensors for its Phenom 300 light business jet.

These lightweight sensors are based on a simple design that features outstanding reliability and performance. With redundant output, these RTD-based units offer accurate performance up to a maximum specified temperature of 450oC. The stainless steel, hermetically sealed construction of the sensors allows them to operate in the harshest aircraft environments.

"The addition of the bleed air temperature sensor to the Phenom 300 further broadens the range of temperature sensors provided by AMETEK that include high-temperature thermocouples for aircraft engine monitoring to RTD-based sensors used in aircraft hydraulic, fuel, lube oil and bleed air systems," notes Wes Hardin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Aerospace and Defense.

"Embraer is a world leader in commercial aircraft with over 35 years of experience in developing aircraft for the global airline, corporate and defense markets. Our participation with Embraer on this program extends a long-standing relationship that includes AMETEK products aboard the entire fleet of Embraer aircraft," adds Mr. Hardin.

The Phenom 300 will accommodate up to nine passengers and be powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. It will have a range of 1,800 nautical miles with six persons aboard and have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. Designed for short-field takeoff performance and an operating ceiling of 45,000 feet, the Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME), a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $1.8 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4639. Fax: 215-293-8996. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site: www.ametekaerodefense.com

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