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Nordic Unmanned signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OMNI Taxi Aereo

JULY 7th, 2021 – Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OMNI Taxi Aereo (OTA), a leading Brazilian air transport operator providing aeromedical assistance, offshore, and fixed wing charter services. Their largest segment is oil and gas clients, and their customer list includes names like Petrobras, Total, Repsol and ExxonMobil.

Knut Roar Wiig, CEO at Nordic Unmanned stated: “We are excited to work with OMNI, for the sale and marketing of our products and services in Brazil. The company has much experience in their organization and over half a million flight hours across their fleet serving the oil and gas industry for over 20 years. This aligns with our previous communicated expansion plan into South America, and we look forward to supporting our clients in a new part of the world.”

The intent of the MOU is to jointly explore opportunities, through a market feasibility study, pilot project, marketing, representation, agency, joint venture or other arrangement for the sale and marketing of Nordic Unmanned’ s and OMNI’s drone products and services for certain customers in Brazil. OMNI will coordinate introductions to potential clients and investigate potential projects to be mutually developed by both companies.

In 2018, Omni initiated a drone service to support the oil and gas, agribusiness, and power generation industries with aerial monitoring and/or maintenance inspections. For these solutions, they chose aircraft and sensors from external partners.

We at OMNI are very excited with the recent achievements of Nordic Unmanned in Europe and we believe that combining their technology with our expertise and leadership in Brazil will create ideal solutions for our clients especially in BVLOS missions.

Roberto Coimbra, CEO, OMNI Taxi Aero

About Nordic Unmanned

Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading expertise, to assist both public and private customers in the transition to unmanned technology. The focus is to support demanding clients by collecting time-critical data with the use of unmanned technology.

Founded in 2014, the company has offices in Sandnes, Oslo and Frankfurt, and has quickly become one of Europe’s leading providers of unmanned systems and services, with operations across the continent. The company is ISO 9001-2015 certified by DNV-GL for the operation, maintenance and sales of unmanned systems and sensor technology. Nordic Unmanned is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo (NUMND).

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About OMNI Taxi Aereo

Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA) is part of the OMNI Helicopters International (OHI) group, a financial holding company involved in fleet management and investments in operators based in Portugal. OTA serves the largest companies in the oil and gas sector and offers its customers offshore and onshore helicopters transportation solutions for people and cargo in the territory of Brazil, including aeromedical assistance and fixed wing charter services. The company introduced a drone division in 2018 supporting clients with aerial monitoring and maintenance inspections.

OMNI has over 800 employees, including 205 pilots and 190 mechanics. The headquarters are in Rio de Janeiro with operating bases in 6Brazilian states, and holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NBR 16001 certifications.

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