Omni awarded for most distant offshore flight ever made in Brazil

During the LABACE event, which occurred  from Aug. 13 to 15, Omni Táxi Aéreo received an award from Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast.

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The historic flight, covering a distance of 245 nautical miles, was performed by Omni’s AW189 helicopter. Omni Táxi Aéreo Photo

This flight was performed by a Leonardo AW189 (using a belly tank) to serve a seismic vessel. The recorded distance was 245 nautical miles, about 453 kilometers, the furthest flight taken by a Brazilian civil helicopter. The operation took place on May 22, 23 and 24, carrying 77 passengers in total.

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The AW189 is considered a super medium class aircraft that can carry up to 16 passengers. For Roberto Coimbra, CEO of Omni Táxi Aéreo, receiving this award is a milestone for the company’s trajectory and confirms the AW189 as one of Omni’s solutions to leverage oil-and-gas’s passenger and cargo transportation operations in the pre-salt area.

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