Omni Táxi Aéreo just signed Contract with Total E&P for passengers transportation and medical evacuation (MEDVAC) coverage in Lapa’s Field, at Santos Basin. Two H225 aircraft will be used, with capacity to carry up to 19 passengers. The flights will departure from Jacarepaguá Airport in Rio de Janeiro and are expected to happen 6 to 9 flights per week.
The contract will support Total’s Operation in oil production and drilling, through the offshore and 24 hours aeromedical transportation to the company, in its first asset in production operating in Brazilian Pre-Salt.
The contract also marks the return of Airbus H225 to Operations, after the suspension in May of 2016. After several improvements on the main gearbox and monitoring the critical systems, the aircraft was approved to return to operations by all the International Air Force Authorities in July, 2017. Through the last 6 months, OMNI developed multiple tests, Safety Cases and different trainings for the Operational and Maintenance teams alongside Airbus for a safe and gradual return of operations. The entire crew was re-trained on the best and last generation flight simulators from Airbus, while the engineers participated on recycling programs from Helibras Training Center.
“We ended 2017 achieving a great and important Oil and Gas client: Total E&P do Brasil, that was attended by OMNI 3 years ago. The present moment is very significant for both parties, because Lapa’s Field is an asset of great value and Total E&P becomes the first private oil company to operate in the Brazilian Pre-Salt. For OMNI, it represents the big return to Operations of the H225 fleet, that embodied different technical guidelines of modernization and improvements through last year. Therefore, we start 2018 confidents about the new opportunities and challenges that await us, always pursuing a higher level of quality and safety for our flights.” Commented Roberto Coimbra, OMNI’s CEO.