Search- and Rescue


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.

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Last modification 27.12.2023

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

Federal Office of Civil Aviation

Tel:     +41 58 465 80 39

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