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Fri, 22 June 2018

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega Takes Delivery of First Two Airbus H145 Helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken delivery of the first two of a total of six Airbus H145 helicopters.

 The helicopters 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.

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken delivery of the first two of a total of six Airbus H145 helicopters. The helicopters 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. Click to enlarge.

Over a period of 15 years, the six EC145s have provided airborne medical assistance to around 60,000 patients to date.

“The H145 represents a continuation of our success story and ensures that we can continue to provide our patients with reliable and professional help in the years to come,” said Ernst Kohler, CEO of Rega.

The agile H145 is particularly well suited for special intensive care transports thanks to its spacious cabin and a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tons. The helicopters are equipped with the Helionix digital avionics suite, providing user-friendly flight data management and a high-performance 4-axis autopilot, which considerably reduces pilot workload during missions. Its particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145 one of the quietest helicopters in its class.

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