Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit
Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has decided to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters with the new 5-bladed version making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145.
For over 15 years the H145 family is in service with the Rega and they had ordered seven H145s from Airbus out of which six has been delivered and the last one to follow in May 2019. Rega has been replacing its EC145 fleet with H145 helicopters.
“We’re proud to be amongst the first customers to upgrade our H145 to the new version,” said Heinz Leibundgut, Chief Pilot and member of Rega's Management Board. “Our patients will profit from the increased useful load. It is a great benefit for our air rescue operation, where every additional kilogram is crucial, especially in challenging environments like the Alps.”
“Airbus Helicopters is pleased that Rega has taken the decision to upgrade its entire H145 fleet to the new version,” said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “We thank Rega for their continued trust in our H145 family of helicopters.”