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Airbus Helicopters, September 25, 2020 - Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil.
The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry.
“The H175 offers the right mix of comfort, performance and cost-effectiveness and I am very pleased with the introduction of this aircraft in Omni’s fleet”, said Roberto Coimbra, CEO of Omni Taxi Aereo. “With a range that enables Omni to reach 100 percent of Brazil’s offshore installations and high technology equipment on board it is a very promising aircraft to serve the Brazilian oil and gas market”.
OMNI’s current fleet includes Airbus H135, H155 and H225 helicopters, which are largely dedicated to transporting passengers and cargo to offshore platforms and ships, while also providing emergency medical services for the oil and gas industry.
“OMNI has been a true partner for over a decade and I am honoured by their renewed confidence in Airbus’ helicopters”, said Regis Magnac, Vice President Oil and Gas at Airbus Helicopters’. “With currently 40 aircraft in service having accumulated more than 85,000 flight hours, the H175 has set new standards for offshore operations across the world and I thank OMNI for introducing the aircraft to the important Brazilian oil and gas market.”
Developed to answer oil and gas industry needs, the H175 provides outstanding performance, unmatched cost efficiency and the ability to comfortably transport 16 passengers up to 160NM.
The H175 is equipped with Helionix, Airbus Helicopters’ integrated suite of advanced avionics and 4-axis autopilot, which offers enhanced situational awareness and improved operational safety by helping to reduce pilot workload. The aircraft also provides fully automatic oil platform approaches, thanks to the Rig’N Fly mode.
H175 Arrived in Brazil
Omni Taxi Aereo - Always betting on innovation, Omni Taxi Aereo has just added the first H175 model to its helicopter fleet. Manufactured in France by Airbus Helicopters, the super medium-sized aircraft, capable of comfortably carrying 16 passengers, is the first of its kind to operate in South America.
The aircraft arrives in Brazil to fulfill Omni’s new contract with Petrobras, in a passenger and cargo transportation operation in the Amazon region, where the oil company develops gas production activities. The aircraft has the latest equipment, in line with the best and most modern practices of the aeronautical industry, such as TCAS 2 and external cameras for monitoring operations.
“The arrival of the H175 aircraft represents another milestone in the company’s history. Once again Omni moves ahead of market trends, incorporating the second super-medium-sized aircraft to its fleet, which will allow even more flexibility in operations and offer more personalized and more cost-effective air transport solutions to our customers,” said Roberto Coimbra, Omni’s chief executive officer.
The aircraft arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 17 and will soon be transferred to its new base, in the Amazon region, where it will operate for the next few years.