Omni Air International

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Omni Air International
OAI Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
OY OAE OMNI-EXPRESS
Founded 1993
Fleet size 13
Destinations Worldwide Operations
Company slogan Reliability, Flexibility
Parent company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)
Headquarters Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Key people Jeff Crippen (CEO/President)
Dan Orcutt (COO)
Website www.oai.aero

Omni Air International, LLC. is a United States charter airline headquartered in Hangar 19 on the grounds of Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.[1] It specializes in passenger charter flights, and Aircraft Crew Maintenance Insurance (ACMI) wet leasing.[2] Omni is an FAA Part 121 certificated airline with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. On October 2, 2018 Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) announced it will acquire Omni subject to regulatory approval.[3]

History

The airline was established under the name Omni Air Express and started operations in March 1993. Passenger operations began in December 1997.

In 1993, Omni started its Part 121 air carrier operations with Boeing 727F equipment in the narrow body cargo market. Customers included many of the industry's largest integrated shipping companies such as BAX Global, DHL, Emery Worldwide and UPS.[4]

In 1997 Omni entered the passenger charter market with McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10s. In 1998, the company sold its Boeing 727F fleet to focus exclusively on its growing passenger business. From 1998 to 2000 the company acquired three second-hand long range McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s and began providing international charter service to wholesale companies, cruise lines, wet lease Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) for other airlines and the US Department of Defense.

In April 2003, the Boeing 757-200 passenger aircraft was added to its fleet. The 757-200 fleet was approved for extended range over water operations (ETOPS). With the addition of these aircraft to its fleet, Omni was awarded 180-minute ETOPS approval by the FAA. This was the second time in the history of US aviation that immediate 180-minute ETOPS approval was granted. Boeing 767-300ER aircraft were added starting in August 2009, and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft began operating in April 2011. That same year the Boeing Boeing 767-200ER was added to the fleet.

In 2011 Omni retired the McDonnell Douglas DC-10s from the fleet and received its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. In 2012 Omni retired the Boeing 757-200.

On October 2, 2018 Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) announced it will acquire Omni subject to regulatory approval.[5]

Overview

Omni currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of B767 and B777 aircraft. The company operates charter flights for tour operators, scheduled and charter airlines, cruise lines, corporate incentive programs, sports teams, bands, film crews and global government agencies. In addition, Omni participates in the US Department of Defense (DOD) Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program. As a member of the Patriot Team, Omni provides worldwide charter flights to support DOD personnel and humanitarian relief flights. They also operate charters in response to international natural disasters and other humanitarian evacuations.

Omni’s headquarters includes a systems operations control center (SOCC) that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to its personnel based in Tulsa, Omni employs full-time pilots, flight attendants, aircraft technicians, and operations personnel at its various operating locations.

Fleet

An Omni Air Boeing 777-200ER arrives at Bermuda International Airport
An Omni Air International McDonnell Douglas DC-10 at Hanover Airport
An Omni Air International DC-10 disembarking naval reservists at Norfolk, Virginia

As of June 2016, the Omni Air International's all wide-body aircraft fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6][7]

Omni Air International fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 767-200ER 3 0 0 240 240
Boeing 767-300ER 7 0 0 276 276[6]
Boeing 777-200ER 3 0 0 380 380[6]
Total 13 0

References

  1. ^ "Contact as of October 15, 2018, Omni Air International, LLC., 3303 N Sheridan Rd, Hangar 19 Tulsa, OK 74115."
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. pp. 58–59.
  3. ^ "ATSG Press Release"
  4. ^ "History" in Omni Air International Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "ATSG Press Release"
  6. ^ a b c Omni Air Intl official fleet page
  7. ^ Omni Air International fleet list at planespotters.net retrieved 12 May 2015

External links

  • Official website
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