7-Mar-2023 Source: Omni Helicopters
Lisbon based Omni Helicopters International announced a new Search & Rescue capability in support of energy sector clients; they are also exhibiting their flagship Search & Rescue Sikorsky S-92A at Heli-Expo.
Omni SAR operations have already commenced for a major international oil company in Guyana, where two (2) Leonardo AW139’s are providing Search & Rescue and Medevac cover for a high tempo offshore crew change operation. Prior to commencement of operations, Omni crews undertook a comprehensive program of dedicated SAR systems & mission training, surpassing IOGP standards. The SAR unit is also Jungle SAR capable.
From June 2023, the Guyana service will be assumed by a newly refurbished Sikorsky S-92A Search & Rescue Helicopter, which OHI is proud to be exhibiting at Heli Expo, at Sikorsky booth C1020. In line with a firm commitment to Guyanese content, Omni also plans to transition the rear crew team for this helicopter to Guyanese nationals by the end of 2023.
“We’re delighted and proud of our new Search & Rescue service knowing one day soon it will be a national capability that protects the welfare of the offshore workforce and Guyanese citizens working in that sector” said Jeremy Akel, OHI Group CEO. “We put together a great team to deliver our capability and going forward we’re excited to be able to offer this vital service wherever our energy or government sector customers need us to create a national capability” continued Akel. “In line with our passion for technology, we also invested in the latest connectivity systems for the S-92 SAR aircraft, and we will continue to embrace new innovations at OHI Guyana”, he concluded.
Omni’s Sikorsky S-92A helicopter features a dual hoist, Nightsun®, FLIR, a triple litter stretcher kit, extended range fuel tank and Iridium Certus & cellular/Wi-Fi connectivity, capable of delivering dozens of mission-critical capabilities including automated flight following, medical data transfer, and real-time HUMS alerting for increased safety and operator efficiencies.
Heli Expo visitors are welcome to view the aircraft on booth C1020 at the show.