The R550X is a multi-mission uncrewed helicopter built on the Robinson R44 platform. It’s equipped to lift heavy loads up to 550 kg in all weather conditions – including at night and limited visibility. It ships in a ready-to-fly configuration and can be customized with a range of mission and autonomy payloads.
The GCS comes ready for service with multiple communications options and redundant electrical power. A side-by-side dual-pilot configuration with quad 32” glass cockpit displays provides situational awareness like you’ve never seen before.
Focus on the mission and leave the piloting to us. Qualified fleet operators can take advantage of Rotor’s full-service piloting offerings that guarantee mission success at a compelling per-hour price point.
Rotor’s Synthetic Vision system is enabled by low-latency satellite and cellular communications. Our mobile ground control system relays digital flight controls to the R550X, and can be operated from thousands miles away, in the most challenging terrain and conditions.Explore FAQs
Rotor’s technology makes sure your pilots always come home at the end of the day, so you never have to choose between crew safety and getting the job done.
No crew onboard means more payload, more range, and more mission flexibility. The R550X carries more than twice the effective payload of the Robinson R44.
Rotor’s software and remote piloting system make single-engined helicopters more reliable and easier to fly, especially in difficult conditions like at night and in degraded visual environments.
Rotor’s support team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to deliver mission support and assurance for your remote piloted missions – at the push of the mic or click of the button.
The R550X fits in seamlessly to existing helicopter spray operations, and provides immediate cost and productivity benefits.
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.
The R550X combines 550-kg external load capacity with the reliability and maintainability of the world's most popular civilian helicopter.
The R550X is a Type 3 helicopter that has been carefully designed to fill multiple firefighting roles, from aerial ignition to initial attack to tactical resupply.