Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken delivery of the
first two of a total of six Airbus H145 helicopters.
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.
Over a period of 15 years, the six EC145s have
provided airborne medical assistance to around 60,000 patients to
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.