1991 - 2000

1991

13 December - At the Rega base of Belp/Berne a ceremony welcomes the delivery of the new Agusta A109 K2. In May 1989 the Swiss Air Rescue Foundation signed a contract with Agusta for the delivery of fifteen A109 K2. This new version of the well-known Italian helicopter will replace eleven SA 319B Alouette III and three BO-105 CBS. After the ceremony the new helicopter is presented at the HAI Heli-Expo 1992 in Las Vegas. After this important annual event the helicopter does a demonstration tour in the USA and in Mexico. When it returns to Switzerland it starts its service with the registration HB-XWA.


1992

1 June - Fuchs Helikopter, based in Schindellegi/SZ, receives the first two MDD MD-520 Notar (NoTailRotor). On the 17th of June, after being assembled, the helicopter is tested in flight by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation. The HB-XUJ is the first Notar to be registered in Europe.


1993

December – At the airport of Geneva-Coitrin, three Swiss helicopters are on board of the gigantic Antonov 124, waiting to be transported in Gabon/Africa. The helicopters concerned are the SA 330J Puma HB-XUV (Air Zermatt), the HB-XVI (Heli-TV), and the AS 332C1 Super Puma HB-XVY (belonging to Helog, which managed this important aerial operation). The main objective of the mission in Gabon is the distribution of medical equipments over a period of three months. One of the three crews is composed of the Swiss pilots Justin Mattia and Hermann Messerli. For this mission all the crews receive an honor from the government of Gabon.


1994

16 August - Hans Berger, the well-known home-made helicopter builder, passes away. He lived in Ticino since the late '60s. During his life he designed various helicopters and built the one seater Berger BX-50 and the two seater Berger BX-110.


1995

9 May - Helog presents the Kaman K-1200 K-Max HB-XHJ in Küssnacht am Rigi/SZ. It is the first of its type to be registered in Switzerland. This helicopter, used as an aerial crane, is capable to lift up to 2'700 kg. It is powered by a 1007/1800 kW/shp AlliedSignal T5317A1 turbine.

29 September - Fuchs Helikopter receives the first Swiss MD900 Explorer which is registered HB-XJF.

December - With the arrival of the Westland/Agusta-Bell 47G3B-1 HB-XJE the newly founded Groupe Hélico du Chablais, based in Bex/VD, starts its activity. The following 4th of May, the helicopter and the hangar will be officially inaugurated with a ceremony.


1996

June - Heli-TV inaugurates its new helicopter base (Centro aeronautico) in Lodrino/TI. The pilot Justin Mattia does some flight demonstrations using the SA 330J Puma HB-XVI that are very much appreciated by the large number of spectators.

24-25 August - Helicopter enthusiasts can admire, among other helicopters, three Mil Mi-24 Hind of the Czech Armed Forces, during the Airshow organized by the group "VoliAmo” in Ambrì/TI. 
Despite their weight of over 11 tons these powerful models give proof of their excellent flying performances. The public is also impressed by their manageability.


1997

1 April - A group of ex-workers of Helog AG creates the new helicopter company Rotex Helicopter AG in Balzers/FL. For its services the company uses the Kaman K-1200 K-Max registered HB-XQA.

16 May - Bohag (Berner Oberländer Helikopter AG) is the first Swiss helicopter operator to put in service the Bell 407, which is registered HB-XQC.


1998

17 February - REGA celebrates its 150'000 mission since its establishment (1952).

June - Heli-Linth of Mollis/GL puts in service the HB-XQJ, the first AS 350B3 Ecureuil (Squirrel or AStar) registered in Switzerland.

13-16 September - The first Swiss helicopter championship is organised in Grenchen/SO with a total of 20 crews.

10 November - Bonsai Helikopter is the first Swiss company to put in service the new French helicopter Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri, which is registered HB-ZBD. This helicopter is also the first in Switzerland to be registered with a new registration where the X is replaced with a Z.


1999

February - Heavy snow falls paralyze Switerland's central regions. A large number of civil and military helicopter pilots are called on duty to transport hundreds of tons of supplies to the isolated population, especially in the mountain villages.

Autumn - In the Canton Valais, television producers start to shoot the fiction "Sauvetage", which narrates the adventures of a SAR helicopter crew. The stars of the series are not only the actors, but also the helicopters SE 3160 Alouette III and SA 31B Lama of Air Glaciers. However because of the script the helicopters fly for "Air Sauvetage".


2000

June - The helicopter company Heli-TV puts in temporary service the SE 3160 Alouette III HB-XQN equipped for SAR missions. The helicopter operates for an organisation known as "ELISOS".

21 October - The American helicopter Sikorsky S-64E Sky Crane N218AC lands for a stop at the airport of Lugano-Agno. It was being employed in Italy for fire-fighting operations. The following day it continues its flight directed to France.