Omni Taxi Aereo will be the first operator of the Airbus H175 super-medium helicopter in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in country and is slated to fly cargo and passenger transport missions for the oil and gas industry. Omni’s current fleet includes Airbus H135, H155, and H225 helicopters, which transport passengers and cargo to offshore platforms and ships while also providing emergency medical services for the oil and gas industry.
Omni CEO Roberto Coimbra said the H175 has the range “to reach 100 percent of Brazil’s offshore installations and [with the] high technology equipment on board it is a very promising aircraft" to serve the Brazilian oil and gas market.
“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,” said Airbus Helicopters oil and gas v-p Regis Magnac.
The H175 was designed to principally serve the offshore energy market and can transport 16 passengers up to 160 nm. The aircraft is equipped with Airbus’s Helionix avionics suite, four-axis autopilot, and can perform fully automatic oil platform approaches in Rig’N Fly mode.