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Rega 2: Base where three countries meet

The Basel base with its current rescue helicopter, the H145

Address:

Rega Basel
Postfach
4030 Basel

Phone no.: 061 325 29 66

Map (PDF, 86 KB)




Since 1975, the tri-national Basel Airport has been home to Rega's Basel helicopter base. In earlier times, operations were carried out by voluntary helpers, but these days the base is run by a team of professionals; ten physicians from Basel University Hospital, four paramedics and four pilots take it in turns to be on stand-by duty around the clock.


1978–1994: Bölkow BO 105C / 105 CBSDuring the first two years, Swiss Air-Rescue operated a Bell Jet Ranger rescue helicopter in Basel. This was followed by a Bölkow BO 105, the elegant Agusta A 109 K2 and, until recently, the spacious EC 145.

 

New base at the EuroAirport

2003–2018: EC 145After over a period of many years countless locations in and around Basel - including the roof of Basel University Hospital - were evaluated for their suitability as a Rega base, construction work finally began in December 2001. In autumn 2002, the new base was inaugurated in the international sector of the EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, from where the Basel crew still take off on their missions today.

Welcome to the H145

The new H145 landing on the Kraftwerkinsel in BirsfeldenThe second of a total of seven new Airbus Helicopters H145 helicopters, which is stationed at the Basel base, has been in operation since the middle of November 2018. On 17 November 2018, Rega presented to the people of Basel “their” brand new rescue helicopter at a public event on the Kraftwerkinsel in Birsfelden.

Frequent missions in Southern Baden

In the "Dreiländereck", where Switzerland shares its borders with Germany and France, the Basel crew are called on by their emergency service partners to deal with accidents on the road, at work and during leisure activities, as well as to transport people who are seriously ill. In addition to these so-called primary missions, they transfer patients from smaller hospitals to larger medical centres.

The Basel helicopter base flies more than half of its missions in the neighbouring region of Southern Baden, Germany, with individual missions also taking it to Alsace in France. Its operational area in Switzerland covers North-West Switzerland, the southern foothills of the Jura mountain range and the canton of Jura. The Basel crew fly more than 1,000 missions a year, a third of them, at least in part, at night. 

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