OMNI Taxi Aéreo, one of the leading companies in the transportation of oil and gas in Brazil and part of the OMNI Helicopters International (OHI) group, becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 Helicopter in the country. The aircraft arrived this week in Brazil where it will carry out cargo and passenger transport missions.
Roberto Coimbra, CEO of Omni Taxi Aéreo, said: “The H175 offers the right combination of comfort, performance and economy and I am very pleased with the introduction of this aircraft in the Omni fleet. With a range that serves 100% of Brazil’s offshore installations and with high technology on board, it is a very promising aircraft to serve the entire Brazilian oil and gas market. ”
OMNI’s current fleet includes Airbus H135, H155 and H225 helicopters, which are dedicated to transporting passengers and cargo to offshore platforms and ships, while also providing emergency medical services for the oil and gas industry.
Regis Magnac, Vice President of Oil & Gas at Airbus Helicopters, stated: “OMNI has been a true partner for more than a decade and I am honored for its renewed confidence in Airbus helicopters. With currently 40 aircraft in service that accumulate more than 85,000 flight hours, the H175 has set new standards for offshore operations worldwide and I am grateful to OMNI for introducing the aircraft to the important Brazilian oil and gas market ”.
The company says in a statement that the helicopter was developed to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, because it offers good performance, cost efficiency and the capacity to carry 16 passengers in comfort. The H175 is equipped with Helionix, the integrated set of advanced avionics from Airbus Helicopters and 4-axis autopilot, which offers greater situational awareness and operational safety, helping to reduce the pilot’s workload. The aircraft also offers approach to fully automatic oil platforms thanks to the Rig’N Fly mode.