Search- and Rescue

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Search and Rescue (SAR) is the search for persons in danger or immediate distress and the provision of assistance to them.

ICAO Annex 12 requires the States to operate a search and rescue service for civil aircraft on their territory at all times (24 hours a day, 365 days a year). The FOCA provides this service for Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.


Further information

Specialist staff
Last modification 19.07.2021

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Contact

Federal Office of Civil Aviation

Tel:     +41 58 465 80 39

Alarms must be addressed to the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) : +41 58  484 10 00

elt@bazl.admin.ch

Print contact

https://www.bazl.admin.ch/content/bazl/en/home/specialists/safety-risk-management/search--and-rescue.html