Aerial Application with the R550X

Missions / Agriculture

The R550X fits in seamlessly to existing helicopter spray operations, and provides immediate cost and productivity benefits.


The R550X is a remote-piloted version of the R44, which achieves R66-level performance for significantly lower cost.


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Expedited ROI

  • Double the payload of an R44 -> reduction in time spent transiting and refilling (see calculator)
  • Improved aircraft stability -> better spraying
  • High-level autopilot -> optimized flight path

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A drone with helicopter performance

Take advantage of automated precision path planning like a drone, or fly the aircraft manually. The R550X can be flown by a single pilot.

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Dependability of the R44 with new digital systems

State-of-the-art mobile ground control station with full “stick and rudder” control. Flown over redundant communications links via synthetic vision with obstacle avoidance assistance.

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Eliminate wire strike risk to life

Take pilots out of harm's way. Multiple cameras and LIDAR allow the R550X to detect and avoid wires and other obstacles.


In collaboration with

Rotor is collaborating with public and private organizations alike to define the future of remote flight.

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Deliver cargo to offshore assets 24 hours a day at lower cost than multi-engine turbine helicopters. Keep flight crews safe and preserve larger aircraft for personnel transport.


Aerial Work

The R550X combines 550-kg external load capacity with the reliability and maintainability of the world's most popular civilian helicopter.


The R550X At Your Service