Rega – Swiss Air-Rescue

At your service throughout Switzerland

Around the clock, 365 days a year, throughout the country: our crews are standing by, ready to swiftly bring medical assistance to people in an emergency.

Our helicopter bases

In Switzerland, Rega operates 12 helicopter bases, as well as a partner base in Geneva. Since August 2019, it also has a training base in Grenchen, in Canton Solothurn. Our helicopter bases are distributed throughout the country in such a way that we can fly to any location within Rega’s operational area within 15 minutes. The three ambulance jets are stationed at the Rega Centre, our headquarters at Zurich Airport, from where they take off on missions to all corners of the globe.

Rega Centre
Rega 1 – Zurich base
Rega 2 – Basel base
Rega 3 – Berne base
Rega 4 – Lausanne base
Rega 5 – Untervaz base
Rega 6 – Locarno base
Rega 7 – St. Gallen base
Rega 8 – Erstfeld base
Rega 9 – Samedan base
Rega 10 – Wilderswil base
Rega 12 – Mollis base
Rega 14 – Zweisimmen base
Rega 15 – Partner base, Geneva
Training base, Grenchen
Rega Centre

Address:

Rega Centre
PO Box 1414
8058 Zurich Airport
Tel.: +41 44 654 33 11

 

Aircraft:

Challenger 650
ambulance jets from
Bombardier

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Rega 1 – Zurich base
Rega 2 – Basel base
Rega 3 – Berne base
Rega 4 – Lausanne base
Rega 5 – Untervaz base
Rega 6 – Locarno base
Rega 7 – St. Gallen base
Rega 8 – Erstfeld base
Rega 9 – Samedan base
Rega 10 – Wilderswil base
Rega 12 – Mollis base
Rega 14 – Zweisimmen base
Rega 15 – Partner base, Geneva

Address:

Rega 15
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
1217 Meyrin

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Training base, Grenchen

Address:

Airport Grenchen
Flughafenstrasse 117
2540 Grenchen

 

Helicopter:

Airbus Helicopters H125

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Rega's Operations Centre

The Operations Centre is the «heart» of Rega. Here, the heads of operations answer emergency calls around the clock and coordinate more than 17,000 missions at home and abroad. They not only have an overview of the rescue equipment available throughout Switzerland at all times, they also support the crews in their missions. In close contact with the various crew members, airlines and insurance companies, our mission leaders also organise the repatriation of patients from abroad. 

Available around the clock

1414 for rescues within Switzerland

For rescues within Switzerland, the flight coordinators can be reached by calling Rega's emergency number 1414. They have five workplaces at their disposal, which in the high season are fully occupied. In order to be able to organise rescues as swiftly as possible, the flight coordinators use highly modern despatch systems. Electronic aids, such as a geographical information system, up-to-date and accurate meteorological data, a modern communication system or the interface to the Rega App.

 

 

+41 333 333 333 for emergencies abroad

In the event of medical problems abroad, our Rega flight coordinators answer calls around the clock on the alarm number +41 333 333 333. Whether it's repatriation in one of our ambulance jets or accompanied repatriation in a scheduled aircraft, our operations managers plan and coordinate all foreign missions and are in contact with authorities, hospitals and airports worldwide. They are supported by a team of consulting physicians who provide telemedical advice to patients abroad and, in close consultation with the treating physicians on site, determine when and in what form a return transport is indicated.

 

The Rega Centre – Rega’s headquarters at Zurich Airport

Rega's headquarters, the Rega Centre, is situated to the north-east of Zurich-Kloten Airport and has direct access to the aircraft runways. The building comprises a hangar accommodating the three ambulance jets, the maintenance works for the helicopters and air-ambulances, the Operations Centre, recreation rooms for flight staff on stand-by duty, administrative offices, training and lecture rooms, a cafeteria for the approx. 150 members of staff and a large materials store.

Radio network and emergency radio channel

Rega operates its own nationwide radio network of 42 stations to enable its flight coordinators to support the helicopters crews during a rescue mission. This also includes an emergency  channel, which is monitored by the Operations Centre and can  be used by anyone to raise the alarm in an emergency.

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