Swiss Air-Rescue Rega signed a contract on 7 December 2016 for the purchase of six Airbus H145 rescue helicopters. The helicopters will replace the current EC145 fleet and will go into operation in 2018.
With the H145, Rega is placing its trust in the next-generation version of the tried-and-tested EC145 family. The new model is considerably more powerful than the EC145 and is equipped with a four-axis autopilot featuring cutting-edge avionics and navigation technology. Its spacious cabin and flat floor is particularly well suited to the transport of intensive care patients.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats. In Defence and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services. In Helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.