Bombardier delivers one Challenger 650 to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 1, 2018 16:58

Bombardier delivers one Challenger 650 to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Bombardier has delivered another Challenger 650 aircraft converted into an air ambulance to longstanding customer Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The Swiss air ambulance service will soon take possession of a third Challenger 650 aircraft, completing the replacement of its earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet.

These Challenger 650 aircraft are specially outfitted with intensive care units, representing the next generation of airborne medical evacuation.

“Over the years, Bombardier Challenger aircraft have proven their reliability and endurance, and helped Rega come to the aid of so many people. We are extremely proud to have our aircraft continue to play a part in life-saving work,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Challenger 650 aircraft is an ideal air ambulance vehicle, robust and versatile with a smooth ride that is essential when delivering in-flight medical care.”

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega, a non-profit foundation and one of the world’s pioneers in aeromedical evacuation, carries out air-rescue operations in Switzerland with a fleet of 17 rescue helicopters and repatriates patients from abroad with three ambulance jets. A long-standing Bombardier customer, Rega acquired its first Challenger aircraft in 1982 and has operated Challenger aircraft ever since.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 1, 2018 16:58