The stationing of an helicopter in Sion is being carried out in collaboration with the local helicopter firm, Héli-Alpes SA, in whose hangar the Rega helicopter will be based. The Rega crew is on standby around the clock and can thus take off within just a few minutes, including at night, in order to bring medical assistance wherever it is needed.
On 17 December 2022, the new Rega helicopter with the registration HB-ZQO went into service at the Sion base. Similarly to all Rega’s helicopters, the rescue helicopter in Sion is equipped with a rescue hoist and can be deployed for Rega’s entire scope of operations – including transporting intensive-care patients and new-born or premature babies.
c/o Héli-Alpes SA
|Radio code||"Rega 18"|
|No. of missions in 2022||737|
|Range of missions||The crew mainly operates in the Alps for primary missions (three quarters of the missions).|
|Operating times||The crew is on 24-hour standby at the base.|
|Building||The base is located on the premises of the helicopter company Héli-Alpes SA.|
|Special features||The Sion base is the most recent in the Rega network.|
|The crew's favourite food||The crew of the Sion base is particularly fond of Valais specialities, including raclette.|