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Fly with Rotor


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.



sea level
550 kg (1,212 lbs)
Uncrewed only: not approved for passenger flight


350 nmi (650 km)

Cruise Speed

109 knots (201 km/h)


3 hours (with aux tanks)
15+ hours (max fuel configuration)

Flight Software

equipped as standard
Single-pilot remote operation
Night and IMC capable
Autonomous Autoland

Command-and-control range

10+ mi with radio link
1,000+ mi with satellite/LTE


sea level
1250 kg (2,756 lbs)


Up to 2 pilots and 1 engineer


4 x 32” glass cockpit displays


4-wheel drive


170” wheelbase, high roof
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Qualified and mission-experienced pilots

CloudPilot services are powered by high-time, qualified pilots with experience in your mission.

Latest remote piloting technology

CloudPilot pilots fly with Rotor’s Synthetic Vision system from hundreds or thousands of miles away as if they were there with the aircraft, enabled by low-latency satellite and cellular communications.

Round-the-clock availability

We maintain a corps of pilots ready to fly whenever you need. Stop worrying about dispatch readiness or crew time-outs.

Competitive economics

High pilot utilization helps to keep hourly rates affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the safety mitigations for lost link?

The R550X's communications gateway can simultaneously maintain 6 communications links of various types, making complete loss of link highly unlikely.

In case of loss of link, the aircraft can perform one of several predetermined maneuvers, according to operator preference. It can loiter and attempt to regain link, or it can return to base along predetermined routes and land safely.

What are the communication link options? What is the range of each?

The R550X and GCS support a variety of direct radio, LTE/cellular, and satellite links. Direct radio links generally have ranges of between 10 and 50 miles, depending on the terrain and regulatory allowances. LTE/cellular and satellite links offering the possibility of much longer ranges, measured in the hundreds or thousands of miles.

For detailed information on communications options and their ranges, please contact

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Operating Costs

Get in touch with our team to book a demo and learn more about Rotor’s mission to make light aviation safer and more economical.

To assess the impact of remote operation on your bottom line, we'll discuss:

  • Your current fleet makeup
  • Your mission parameters

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Mission Payloads

We know the aircraft is only part of the capability. Rotor partners with payload specialists and OEMs so you get the fully-integrated mission capability you need. The R550X is compatible with a wide range of cameras, gimbals, speciality sensors, and other custom payloads.

Overwatch TK Series

Payload Model
TK Series
Payload OEM
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Smith Myers Artemis

Payload Model
Payload OEM
Smith Myers
Multi-sensor Package
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The R550X fits in seamlessly to existing helicopter spray operations, and provides immediate cost and productivity benefits.

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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.

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Aerial Work

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

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Wildland Firefighting

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.

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