|Headquarters||Bern Airport, Switzerland|
Heliswiss - the oldest helicopter company in Switzerland - was founded as „Heliswiss Schweizerische Helikopter AG“ with headquarters in Berne-Belp on April 17, 1958. This was the beginning of helicopter flying in Switzerland. During the following years Heliswiss expanded in Switzerland and formed a network with bases in Belp BE, Samedan GR, Domat Ems GR, Locarno TI, Erstfeld UR, Gampel VS, Gstaad BE and Gruyères FR.
During the build-up of the rescue-company Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht (REGA) as an independent network, Heliswiss carried out rescue missions on their behalf.
The first helicopter owned by Heliswiss was a Bell 47 G-1. It was registered as HB-XAG on September 23, 1953. From 1963 Heliswiss started to expand and began to operate with medium helicopters like the Agusta Bell 204B with a turbine power of 1050 HP and an external load of up to 1500 kg. From 1979 Heliswiss operated a Bell 214 (external load up to 2.8 t). Since 1991 Heliswiss operates a Russian Kamov 32A12 which was joined by a second one in 2015.
Swiss Helicopter's fleet comprises some 36 helicopters (as at December 2013):
|Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama||1||4|
|Eurocopter EC120 Colibri||5||4|
|Kamov KA-32A12||2||16||operated by Heliswiss International AG|
|Schweizer 269/300 C||3||2|
|Guimbal Cabri G2||2||1|
- Gstaad BE(winter base)
- Flight-training (basic training, commercial pilot, mountain training, night-flight)
- Charter flights
- Film- and foto-flights
- External load flights (up to 5000 kg), logging
- Air Grischa
- Heli Gotthard
- Heliswiss International AG
- Air Zermatt AG
- Rhein-Helikopter AG (Liechtenstein only)
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