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Press release from CNW Group

Héroux-Devtek wins 2011 Embraer Supplier of the Year Award

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Héroux-Devtek wins 2011 Embraer Supplier of the Year Award08:30 EST Tuesday, November 29, 2011Landing Gear products honoured for the second time in Development Program categoryLONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX) a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, today announced that Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer awarded the Embraer Suppliers Award - ESC 2011 in the Development Program category to its Landing Gear products operations. One of eight companies worldwide honoured in as many categories, Héroux-Devtek had won the same award in 2009.This award recognizes performance excellence in quality, flexibility, deliveries, customer support and development by Héroux-Devtek's Landing Gear products operations for their involvement in the Legacy 450 and 500 business jet programs. The Corporation designs and develops the landing gear for these jets as part of a life-cycle contract obtained in July 2008. The two programs continue to progress and three Legacy 500 prototypes are currently in production."Winning such a highly-prized recognition for the second time clearly attests to the global leadership and constant dedication of our Landing Gear products team," said Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek. "Providing outstanding customer service is a core value of our organization and this award is an explicit vote of confidence in this regard. Héroux-Devtek has again proven its status as a world-class provider of superior quality products and services, as it continues to receive prestigious honours from OEMs and military organizations.""This award further confirms our strong relationship with Embraer which has fostered a true spirit of partnership between the two organizations. More importantly, our entire team remains fully engaged and eager to continue supporting this important development phase for both aircraft programs," added Martin Brassard, Vice-President and General Manager of Héroux-Devtek's Landing Gear products."Great airplanes come about when reliable, highly capable partners have a vision and the know-how to execute," said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, Embraer Senior Vice President Operations & COO, Executive Jets. "Once again, Heroux-Devtek has proven to be a valuable partner as we design, develop and manufacture the next generation of great executive airplanes."About Héroux-DevtekHéroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), a Canadian company, serves two main market segments: Aerospace and Industrial Products, specializing in the design, development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of related systems and components. Héroux-Devtek Inc. supplies both the commercial and military sectors of the Aerospace segment with landing gear systems (including spare parts repair and overhaul services) and airframe structural components. The Corporation also supplies the industrial segment with large components for power generation equipment and precision components for other industrial applications. Approximately 70% of the Corporation's sales are outside Canada, mainly in the United States. The Corporation's head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Dorval, Laval and St-Hubert); Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario; Arlington, Texas; Springfield, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as Querétaro, Mexico.About EmbraerEmbraer 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 São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. 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.Forward-Looking StatementsExcept for historical information provided herein, this press release may contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected results.For further information: From:Héroux-Devtek Inc. Gilles Labbé President and Chief Executive Officer Tel.: (450) 679-3330 Contacts:MaisonBrison Martin Goulet, CFA Tel.: (514) 731-0000