Omni Táxi Aéreo at Service of the Offshore Community during COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Omni Táxi Aéreo (“Omni”), the largest and most diversified helicopter operator in Brazil is committed to adapting procedures and safely serving the entire offshore community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brazilian offshore installations are an essential part of the global energy infrastructure. There are more than 140 active offshore units that contribute with 93% of the production of Oil and Gas in Brazil, where each unit needs up to 200 professionals to operate safely. During this exceptional period, OMNI implemented new services to continue to ensure safety for the entire offshore community.

The following stand out:

  • • Establishment of an OMNI Crisis Office, which includes health technicians, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to monitor the health of all employees, adjust interruptions, control COVID-19 evacuation flights and communicate with the customer at real time;
  • • Reconfiguration of four AW139 and S76C helicopters, strategically positioned in Macaé and Rio de Janeiro, each with a nurse on board who will accompany the flights and ensure protocols, keeping the OMNI Health team informed about each COVID-19 Mission;
  • • Frequent and supervised hygiene and disinfection procedures for all bases and aircraft;
  • • Implementation and permanent improvement of the personal protective equipment policy suitable for each employee;
  • • In addition to fixed wing aircraft, ATR-42 (with separation procedures updated for COVID-19) for transporting workers between Macaé, Cabo Frio and Rio de Janeiro where air and land connections are partially interrupted due to the measures isolation.

These measures were designed to, at this critical moment, guarantee safety and provide excellent support to our employees, customers and family members” said Roberto Coimbra, Omni Táxi Aéreo’s CEO. During this period of uncertainty, our entire team is committed to providing a safe and comprehensive service to continue to serve the offshore market.

Omni follows the guidelines of the Brazilian authorities, the Ministry of Health and global health specialists, to continue to maximize the quality of services provided to the community.

For more information please contact: + 55 21 3478 1410 / + 55 21 97471 6600

About Omni Táxi Aéreo (OTA):

Over the past 20 years, OTA has provided an excellent service to the Oil and Gas industry in Brazil, transporting passengers and cargo, aeromedical rescue to platforms, and external cargo in the Amazon region. The company is the leader in the Brazilian market and has a modern fleet composed of + 45 helicopters of different models and sizes, in addition to an ATR with capacity for 47 passengers. OTA was founded on the pillars of safety, excellent customer service, innovation and is proud to transport its prestigious national and international customers daily.