Rega will make a new helicopter available for air rescue. It is hoped that the new helicopter will be ready for operation in five minutes, seven days a week, and 365 days a calendar year. Rega performs around 400 rescue missions each year (391 in 2021), which includes searches for missing people in rivers and lakes and rescue operations in France. Because of the University Hospitals of Geneva's savings, the canton almost lost the helicopter. After 11500 signatures, the Grand Council (Geneva parliament), unanimously approved a 2017 motion asking for the government's continuation of its operations.