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Swiss pioneering feat: Rega and FOCA attain worldwide milestone in helicopter aviation

Rega publishes its Annual Report 2023

Rega sells four rescue helicopters to New Zealand

37 patients per day: Rega’s help is once again in great demand in 2023


Rega puts two new flight simulators into operation

Rega invests in its own aircraft simulator

Rega publishes its Annual Report 2022

Swiss Helicopter and Rega invest in training helicopter pilots

Rega helped more patients than ever before


21 new rescue helicopters for Rega

Purchase agreement for all-weather rescue helicopters terminated

Rega invests in air rescue in Geneva

Rega celebrates its 70th anniversary

Annual Media Conference 2022: Further development of the Rega drone and a new Rega app

Rega is modernising and expanding its helicopter fleet

Rescue hoist mission on the Eiger in the dark

Missions in 2021: record year – Rega in greater demand than ever before


Rega strengthens its air-rescue operations by stationing a helicopter in Sion, Canton Valais

A new simulator for various helicopter types

New night vision goggles for Rega

Missions in 2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day


More than 100 COVID-19 missions for Rega crews

Annual Report 2019 of Rega

Rega jets repatriated 50 patients in the last four weeks

Missions in 2019: Rega helped 31 patients per day


3.5 million people place their trust in Rega

Rega is awarded reaccreditation by CAMTS

Annual Media Conference 2019: The new Rega drone flies and searches autonomously

Missions in 2018: Rega helped more than 11,500 patients

New cooperation between Rega and the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation


Michael Hobmeier is the new Chairman of Rega’s Foundation Board

First mission for the new Rega helicopter

Summer holidays: high season for Rega

New rescue helicopters for Rega

Annual Media Conference 2018: Rega takes delivery of its new ambulance jet

In 2017, Rega helped an average of 29 patients per day


Rescuing in all weathers: FOCA grants Rega a special authorisation

Summer holiday missions: Rega flies 260 patients back to Switzerland

Annual Media Conference 2017: Rega uses lasers to detect obstacles


Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Rega is the first European organisation to receive CAMTS accreditation

Annual Media Conference 2016: Rega invests in the air rescue of the future


One million downloads for Rega’s emergency app

Milestone: Rega purchases three all-weather rescue helicopters of the type AW169-FIPS

Rescuing people despite adverse weather: Rega tests new instrument flight route from the Engadin to Chur

Rega purchases three new ambulance jets

Annual Media conference: Three new ambulance jets for Rega