Omni Air International, Inc. Completes Boeing 777-200ER Aircraft CertificationBy Omni Air International, PRNE
Monday, May 30, 2011
TULSA, Oklahoma, May 31, 2011 -
Omni Air International (Omni) receives FAA approval to operate the
B777-200ER aircraft including 180-minute ETOPS authority.
Omni becomes the first US registered non-scheduled airline to operate the
B777-200ER aircraft in passenger service. A second aircraft will be added to
the company's certificate in mid July.
Omni continues its commitment to fleet modernization which began two
years ago with the acquisition of the B767-300ER. "The addition of the
B777-200ER complements our transition to a two engine, modern fuel efficient
fleet. We are extremely excited to offer this best in class aircraft to our
worldwide customers. We believe this long range international aircraft will
be a game changer for our sector of the industry," said Jeff Crippen, Omni's
President and CEO. "All of the employees at Omni expended extraordinary
effort during this certification. The B777 will enhance Omni's ability to
offer a wide body product that provides greater range and fuel efficiency to
"Omni continues to be a leader in turnkey passenger charter and ACMI wet
lease services. The addition of the B777-200ER to our growing fleet of
B767-300ER aircraft enhances our core competencies of custom designed air
transportation programs for both the charter and ACMI wet lease business,"
said Robert Jared, Omni's Senior Director of Business Planning and Strategy.
"Our new product offering is among one of the few aircraft in the US charter
fleet offering individual seat back entertainment for our passengers."
Omni is in its 19th year as a successful non-scheduled airline with
global operating experience. Omni has operated to more than 75 countries,
with 60,000 flights totaling more than 300,000 flight hours with a fleet of
B767-300, B757-200, and DC10-30 extended range aircraft. Its customers
include both US and foreign governments and commercial airlines and other
entities with a need to move passengers around the globe.
Omni, based in Tulsa, OK, is an FAA 121 certificated, non-scheduled
airline. Founded in 1993, Omni continues to build on its successful track
record as a leader in the airline industry providing modern fuel efficient
aircraft supported by a team of aviation professionals with a "Can Do"
Robert Jared, Senior Director of Business Planning and Strategy of Omni Air International, +1-918-831-3039, rjared at oai.aero
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