Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Rega cancels AW169 order as Leonardo unable to deliver to agreed spec

Rega cancels AW169 order as Leonardo unable to deliver to agreed spec

3-Oct-2022Source: Rega

  Swiss Air-Rescue Rega and Italian helicopter manufacturer Leonardo have terminated the agreement to purchase three new AW169-FIPS rescue helicopters with a Full Ice Protection System as it was not possible to develop them in accordance with the contractually agreed specifications. Delivery of the three rescue helicopters had been scheduled for 2023. Leonardo has informed... Read more

Rega advances use of drones

Rega advances use of drones

29-Apr-2022Source: Rega

At its Annual Media Conference, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega presented its further developed drone system and a new version of the Rega app. The Rega drone, which is equipped with various sensors, is deployed when poor visibility prevents the Rega search helicopter from being used. The new version of the tried-and-tested Rega app is now even... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

15-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations. “We are very grateful to open another chapter in the relationship between our two organisations with... Read more

Rega reports on 2021 missions

Rega reports on 2021 missions

22-Feb-2022Source: Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

In 2021, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega came to the assistance of more than 12,000 people for the first time. The Rega helicopters were in the air particularly frequently, but the three ambulance jets also recorded more missions than in the previous year. Besides its regular operational activities, Rega continued to assist the Swiss authorities in handling... Read more

Reiser expanding helicopter Full Flight Simulator portfolio

Reiser expanding helicopter Full Flight Simulator portfolio

22-Sep-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) expands its portfolio of innovative flight training solutions. The German simulator manufacturer is proud of having welcomed Swiss Air-Rescue (Rega) and Leonardo Helicopters to its headquarters for the signing of their latest contract. RST has been awarded a contract from Rega for the provision of a multi-platform Level D... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

14-Sep-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Air-Rescue Rega – the leading Swiss air rescue organization – announced development cooperation for the air ambulance version of Aero3, Dufour Aerospace’s new and innovative aircraft for patient transport and emergency medical services. The Aero3 is the first of its kind to feature a tilt-wing design with exceptional space, load, and... Read more

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

16-Feb-2021Source: Swiss Air Rescue Rega

[electronic translation] The commanders of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega organized a total of 16,273 missions last year. While the rescue helicopters were in the air more often than in the previous year, the ambulance jets recorded significantly fewer missions. In addition to its operational activities, Rega supported the Swiss authorities in dealing with the corona pandemic. This... Read more

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

31-Aug-2020Source: HeliService

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to... Read more

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

11-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken the decision to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters to the new 5-bladed version, that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo, making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145. “We’re proud to be amongst the first customers to upgrade our H145 to the new version”,... Read more

Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

25-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the... Read more

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