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Rega formalises relationship with canton of St. Gallen

Rega formalises relationship with canton of St. Gallen

8-Jun-2020Source: Rega

With a formalized performance mandate, the health department of the canton of St.Gallen is strengthening its longstanding, proven cooperation in the field of air rescue and preclinical emergency care with the Swiss air rescue service Rega. The aim of the agreement is to provide the population of the canton of St.Gallen with air rescue services... Read more

COVID-19 – Rega helicopter crews flew 74 COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 – Rega helicopter crews flew 74 COVID-19 patients

22-Apr-2020Source: Rega

[electronic translation]  Since the start of the corona pandemic, Rega’s helicopter crews have flown a total of 74 COVID-19 patients. Most of them were moved from one hospital to another. Rega also provided support abroad: For example, French COVID-19 patients were flown from Alsace to German hospitals. In general, since the pandemic began, Rega has recorded significantly lower... Read more

Swiss Air Ambulance helped 29 patients per day throughout 2017

Swiss Air Ambulance helped 29 patients per day throughout 2017

22-Feb-2018Source: Rega

[electronic translation] The crews of the Swiss air rescue service Rega helped an average of 29 patients a day last year. With 15’958 missions, Rega 2017 was in greater demand than ever before – both at home and abroad. This corresponds to one use every 33 minutes. Rega can look back on an intensive year of... Read more

Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

14-Dec-2016Source: REGA

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega today signed a contract to purchase six new rescue helicopters of the type, Airbus Helicopters H145. These new helicopters are to replace the current EC 145 lowland fleet and will already go into operation in 2018. “With this decision in favour of the H145, we are continuing to renew the Rega fleet... Read more

Rega becomes first European helicopter operator certified by CAMTS

Rega becomes first European helicopter operator certified by CAMTS

23-Jun-2016Source: Rega

The Swiss Air Rescue Rega has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) at the end of May 2016, an approval which is valid for three years. Rega is the first European organization that has been certified for medical helicopter and for medically escorted repatriations. “We believe that the verification... Read more

Rega orders three AW169s

Rega orders three AW169s

2-Dec-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland,... Read more

29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

29-Jun-2015

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger... Read more

26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

26-Feb-2015

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.... Read more

Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

17-Dec-2014Source: Rega

[electronic translation] Rega has successfully completed the upgrading and certification of their mountain helicopter on the instrument flight procedures (IFR). This is another important step towards the realization of the Rega vision: to save people in need in any weather. A new video clip illustrates how this next chapter of Swiss Air Rescue should look like Some... Read more

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

16-Dec-2014Source: Rega

[electronic translation] The Board of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega has included the Urner lawyer Gabi Huber and the Bernese advocate Franz Stämpfli to the Board. Replace the retiring by the end of 2014 Franz Steinegger and Paul Maximilian Mueller. Gabi Huber is familiar as a former Councillor of the Canton of Uri, today’s National Councillor... Read more

Elbit demonstrates SkyVis on Rega AW109SP

Elbit demonstrates SkyVis on Rega AW109SP

1-Oct-2014Source: Elbit System

Elbit Systems recently completed a series of successful helicopter flight tests in Zurich, using the SkyVis Day/Night Head Mounted Display (HMD) onboard an AW-109SP helicopter of the Swiss air rescue company Rega. Adverse weather can prevent an air rescue team from executing their life saving missions – searching for and rescuing survivors. By improving flight... Read more

Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

7-Aug-2014Source: Mirror

A man suspected of leaking Michael Schumacher’s medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich’s cantonal prosecutor said in a statement. “See Full Story“... Read more

Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

11-Jul-2014Source: Rega

[electronic translation] Rega has today filed a complaint against unknown. It wants to create with this step clarity to statements which have been spread on Monday in a French newspaper in connection with the theft of patient data. Yesterday wrote the French newspaper “Dauphine Libere”, a medical record of Michael Schumacher had recently been offered some... Read more

Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

10-Dec-2013Source: Rega

[electronic translation]  A year after the groundbreaking ceremony today was the opening of the new Rega base are celebrated in two Simmen. It acts with the new basis for a joint project of the Rega and the Bernese Oberland Helikopter AG (BOHAG). In the presence of application partners and guests from politics and industry Rega CEO Ernst... Read more

GrandNew Full Flight Simulator to Rega and fully Swiss-certified

GrandNew Full Flight Simulator to Rega and fully Swiss-certified

17-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has delivered a GrandNew Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to Rega of Switzerland and that the simulator has  been certified by the Swiss National Aviation Authority (SFOCA). Rega signed a contract for the provision of a state-of-the-art advanced simulator in 2011 to meet the training requirements... Read more

Rega launches new dispatch system

Rega launches new dispatch system

4-Dec-2012Source: Rega

On Monday, 3 December 2012, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega put its new dispatch system into operation. The changeover to the new infrastructure went off without a hitch. The introduction of this new system represents a key milestone within the major project, REMICO (Rega Mission Control), which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.... Read more

Rega honoured with Swiss Leader Award

Rega honoured with Swiss Leader Award

12-Nov-2012Source: Rega

[electronic translation] On the occasion of the Swiss Leadership Forum, the Swiss Air-Rescue, Rega was yesterday honored Thursday evening with the Swiss Leader Award. The Zurich Economic Forum acknowledges with this annual award conferred special achievements in the field of leadership. “The sustainability of the action and the high quality standard of the shelf were... Read more

Rega dispose of last three Agusta A109K2s

Rega dispose of last three Agusta A109K2s

6-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Rega – Swiss Air Ambulance – have disposed of their last three Agusta A109K2 helicopters.  This leaves the fleet consisting of 11 AgustaWestland AW109SP DaVinci and 6 Eurocopter EC145 helicopters. Rega had a total of 16 A109K2 helicopters, delivered between 1992 and 1995.  Following the introduction of both of the current types, the 109K2 has... Read more

Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

16-Apr-2012Source: Rega

[electronic translation from German]  The Swiss air rescue missions was asked to 14’240 in 2011 by the people as never before. 1953, a year after its founding, the Rega flew just six. On average, the rescue helicopters are now nearly 30 times per day in operation. This service, 365 days around the clock for people... Read more

Rega’s new emergency app now also for Android

Rega’s new emergency app now also for Android

16-Jan-2012Source: Rega

After the successful launch of the iRega iPhone app, Rega’s emergency application is now also available for Android smartphones. On raising the alarm, the Rega app also transmits the caller’s current position directly to Rega. Thus valuable time can be saved in the event of an emergency in Switzerland or abroad. Two finger clicks is... Read more

Rega Foundation appoints new President

Rega Foundation appoints new President

11-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The current President of the board of Trustees of Rega Foundation stands down at the end of December 2011.  Albert Keller has served for 10 years having taken over the role at the beginning of 2002.  He has had an eventful time as a President, including the procurement of new helicopters, introduction of a new... Read more

Rega disappointed at Federal Court decision

Rega disappointed at Federal Court decision

14-Nov-2011Source: Rega

electronic translation…. The Air Rescue Service is committed to ensuring that the contributions of patrons can be used in full for the air rescue and not subject to VAT.Disappointed, she takes the decision of the Federal Court noted that the sponsor contributions are still subject to VAT. Since June 2008, the VAT paid on the... Read more

Groundbreaking for the new Ticino base for Rega

Groundbreaking for the new Ticino base for Rega

2-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

REGA, the Swiss Air Ambulance operator, has broken ground on a new base for Ticino, the southernmost canton in the mountaineous land-locked country.  Located at Locarno airport, the new facility is expected to be operational in June 2012. EMS cover began in Ticino in 1980 with a small hangar, an Alouette III and two pilots.... Read more

Rega becomes first major international installation for Zoll’s Propaq MD

Rega becomes first major international installation for Zoll’s Propaq MD

22-Nov-2010Source: Zoll

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue, Rega, of Zurich Switzerland, is the first international air medical service to install the new Propaq(R) MD Monitor/Defibrillator on its medical helicopters. Rega partnered with ZOLL over the last year to provide valuable clinical and human factor input... Read more

Switzerland’s REGA achieves 300,000th mission

Switzerland’s REGA achieves 300,000th mission

10-Oct-2010Source: REGA

On Tuesday afternoon, the 300,000. Using the Rega since its founding in 1952 took place. Newborn twins have been kicked out of neonatology at Children’s Hospital Lucerne with the Rega helicopter in their home canton of Vaud back. The twins, at 1 October had come to the world, were maintained on the Department of Newborn... Read more

Swiss Air Ambulance doctor killed by avalanche during rescue mission

Swiss Air Ambulance doctor killed by avalanche during rescue mission

6-Jan-2010Source: REGA press release translated and lightly edited.

On Sunday, a crew member of a REGA Swiss Air Ambulance helicopter was sadly killed while performing his job.  Rega is extremely sad and condolences to the relatives of the deceased doctor and the relatives of the two who were killed also their heartfelt condolences. Rega had been called to an avalanche in Diemtigtal in... Read more

Max-Viz EVS-1000 Installed In Swiss Air-Rescue AW109 Da Vinci Helicopters

Max-Viz EVS-1000 Installed In Swiss Air-Rescue AW109 Da Vinci Helicopters

10-Mar-2009Source: Aero-News

Max-Viz announced Monday the incorporation of 11 EVS-1000 infrared sensor systems onto the AgustaWestland Grand (AW109) helicopter. Initial deliveries have been completed to the Swiss air-rescue operator Rega.... Read more

AgustaWestland Unveils the 'Da Vinci' Helicopter, developed from AW109 Grand

AgustaWestland Unveils the 'Da Vinci' Helicopter, developed from AW109 Grand

6-Mar-2009Source: AgustaWestland

The DA VINCI is a modern top-of-the-range light twin specifically developed from the highly successful AgustaWestland Grand to meet Swiss air-rescue operator REGA’s DA VINCI project requirements for a mountain rescue and air-ambulance helicopter... Read more

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