Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited (OAS) is an indigenous aviation company registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 4th of February 1992 and licensed by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide commercial flight services.The company’s operation covers two areas of flight activities: rotary-wing and fixed-wing. The rotary-wing is operated under OAS Helicopters while the fixed-wing is operated as Odengene Air.The helicopter wing of the company (OAS Helicopters) began commercial flight activity in February 2006. The company’s head office, which serves as its first heliport, is situated at No. 1 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
OAS Helicopters started out rendering ad-hoc charter flights for VIPs and specialized service providers in Nigeria. Between 2006 and 2013, our main focus was onshore operations where we have flown for state governors, construction companies, breweries and campaign organizations. We have also supported National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in locating crash sites and distribution of relief materials to flood disaster areas. We rendered services for Medical Emergency outfits; hospitals and emergency service companies in Nigeria. From the start of business to the end of December 2014, OAS flew over 12,400 hours on onshore ad-hoc, VIP and specialized helicopter operations in Nigeria. We have also undertaken Banner Tow flights, the size of three-quarter of a football field, for campaign organizations in Nigeria. During the period, we undertook numerous types of geographical survey with specialized helicopter mounted cameras/equipment that required STCs around the country. Due to extensive specialized operations undertaken, OAS is the only civil helicopter operator in Nigeria with Federal government permits to operate and land helicopters at our nation’s capital city of Abuja.
On full preparedness to launch into Nigeria oil and gas aviation, we entered into Technical Partnership with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) in 2013. Since then, ExxonMobil Nigeria, Total Nigeria, Shell Nigeria and NNPC/NAPIMS have at different times, on Technical Audit, visited Abu Dhabi to evaluate OAS/ADA relationship, and at all times the audits came out very satisfactory; and ADA has since April 2017 been in operations with OAS in Nigeria servicing oil and gas production campaigns.
Currently we have the following certifications:
· AIR OPERATOR’S CERTIFCATE (AOC)
· AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (AMO)
· AIRLINE OPERATING PERMIT (AOP)
· DIRECTORATE OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR) CERTIFICATE
. NIPEX CERTIFICATE
OUR CURRENT FLEET (OCTOBER 2017)
1. Rotary wing, helicopters: 4
|AugustaWestland AW-139||1 unit|
|Airbus AS-355N||2 units|
|Airbus AS-350BN||1 unit|