At OMNI, we believe that people make the difference. It is the quality of our professionals that allows us to maintain the ethical essence of our business and offer our clients an excellent service, with the focus on safety.
OMNI Táxi Aéreo S.A. was founded in December 2000, on the principles of Safety, Ethics, Environment, Innovation and Social Responsibility. These values are transported in every aircraft that takes off and are the compass which directs the company.
We offer services to the largest companies in the oil sector, especially to Petrobras, and offer all our clients solutions for air transport, offshore and onshore, anywhere in Brazil, including external cargo and aeromedical transport.
In 2009, we became the first air taxi company in Brazil to receive the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. Furthermore, rigorous auditing programs have confirmed the quality of OMNI’s services, in meeting the needs of clients, flight operation and aircraft maintenance (for which we received legal approval under the RBAC 145).
We are a part of the OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), a financial holding based in Portugal which administers fleets and investments in helicopter operators, contributing to the development of the oil and gas sector and to global emergency medical transport.
Foundation of OMNI Táxi Aéreo in December
Received CHETA Certificate (Air Transport Company Certificate of Approval);
Fleet 1 Bell 212.
Inauguration of company’s first office at the Jacarepaguá Airport – Rio de Janeiro/RJ.
First midterm contract with Petrobras (2 EC135).
Inauguration of the Macaé hangar – Rio de Janeiro.
Inauguration of the Jacarepaguá hangar – Rio de Janeiro/RJ;
Arrival of the two AS365N3s and the two EC135s;
Beginning of seismic operation in the Amazon Forest.
Beginning of operations with aircraft model AW139;
Beginning of operations with large aircraft (two S61s);
Beginning of operations with the two S76C++s.
More than 10 further contracts signed with Petrobras.
Inauguration of administrative head office in Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro/RJ;
Capital injection from British investment group Stirling Square.
Beginning of operations with two new large helicopters (EC225 e S92).
Integration of the Senior Táxi Aéreo operations;
Inauguration of the base in Oiapoque - Amapá.
Receipt of two AW139s;
Inauguration of Aracaju hangar/ SE;
Inauguration of new Jacarepaguá hangar - Rio de Janeiro/ RJ.
Phase-out of 3 AW139, 2 S76, 2 H135 and 1 H155 from our fleet
Ending of operations in Fortaleza
Inauguration of Farol de São Tomé's base
Receipt of 1 H225 and 1 S92 aircraft
Inauguration of JPA 4, our new distribution center (Jacarepaguá Airport)
Creation of Omni Helicopters Nigeria
Integration of two BHS' aircraft: 1 S92 and 1 S76
Hiring of new Directors of Business Development (Brazil and Global)
Beginning of contract with new clients: Petrorio, Total, Fairfield and PGS
Receipt of our first airplane: ATR 42-500
Ending of operations in Guamaré and Paracuru
Creation of the Drone Division
Receipt and beginning of Operations of AW189 aircraft
Participation in the Rio Oil & Gas 2018 event
Inauguration of a new hangar in Jacarepaguá (JPA 5) and passengers terminal with VIP room.
Roberto is a graduate in Electronic Engineering and naval Sciences. He has a post-graduate degree in Naval Aviation and an Executive MBA in Finance Administration from the IBMEC Institute. With over 20 years’ experience in the aviation sector, Roberto first worked as a pilot in a number of air companies that offered services to companies in the oil and gas sector, accumulating thousands of flying hours, before joining OMNI Taxi Aéreo (OTA), where he is CEO. Roberto is also a member of OMNI Helicopters International’s Executive Committee (OHI), a financial holding which administers fleets and investments in helicopter operators.
Janaína has a degree in Accountancy Sciences and Company Management. She has an MBA in Finance Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and in Business Management from the IBMEC Institute. With over 20 years’ experience, she worked in a number of director’s posts in major multinational companies, in the areas of Economic and Financial Planning, Controllership, focusing above all on Corporate Governance, Strategic Administration and Human Resources. She joined OMNI Táxi Aéreo (OTA) in 2005, where she is Director of Financial Administration. Janaína is an executive whose focus is on results, minimization of costs, meeting targets and entrepreneurialism.
Ricardo Albuquerque has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has an MBA in Advanced Business Management from UFRJ/COPPEAD and in Strategic Business Management by USP/FIA; he also joined The Advanced Management Program at INSEAD - France. With more than 35 years of professional experience, Ricardo was an Air Force Engineer Officer and worked for 30 years at Petrobras, company where he occupied different management positions within maintenance, equipment inspection and logistics departments. In his last position at Petrobras Ricardo dedicated the last 13 years of professional life, assuming the positions Oil & Gas General Logistics Manager and Operations Director of Petrobras Logística de Exploração e Produção SA (PB-LOG). At the beginning of his management carrier at Petrobras logistics department, Ricardo occupied a leading role at the Programa de Excelência nas Operações Aérea e Marítima - PEO-TRAM, a program that still has a significant impact on offshore logistics activity in Brazil.
Mauro holds a degree in Naval Sciences, Specializing in Naval Aviation and a postgraduate degree in Naval Sciences and Business Administration (MBA). Prior to joining OTA, he worked in the Brazilian Navy for 30 years in relevant positions, as Commander of the 1st Training Helicopter Squadron, responsible for training Navy pilots, and Head of the Aviation Department of the Navy Aeronautics Directorate, responsible for for all aeronautical technical matters in the Navy. As a LYNX helicopter pilot, he was selected to serve as a flight instructor in the British Navy from 1997 to 1999. He joined OTA in March 2010 as H155 Pilot and has since become Chief Pilot, Operations Manager and Director of Operations.
João Luis holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and a Master of Business Administration from COPPEAD / RJ. He began his career in the Brazilian Air Force, where he worked in Engineering, Maintenance, Certification and Operational Safety, among other activities. In civil aviation, he has worked in corporate certification and certification of aeronautical product modifications, audits and management of various operators holding Air Operator Certificate (AOCs), including Webjet Airlines, BHS, Oil, Helibarra, Atlas as well as aircraft maintenance company certificate holders. He joined OTA in 2016 as Director of Engineering and Maintenance.
These are our operational bases:
We have operational bases in a wide diversity of locations around the country, which allows us to promptly meet the requirements of Brazil’s growing oil and gas industry.