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The ubiquitous MTOsport has been the mainstay of the AutoGyro fleet since production started in 2003. Now renamed the MTOclassic to differentiate it from the later 2017 model, demand for this much-loved machine remains very strong around the world – even after some 20 years of production.

The MTOsport tandem seat gyroplane is probably the best known in the world. With thousands in service, most gyroplane flight schools either own one, operate one, or used them at some point in their existence. Not only are these aircraft great looking, reliable, and easy to maintain, but most importantly they are amazing fun to fly!

Can you imagine the enjoyment to be had when flying in the elements, high in the air? Here is your chariot to take you there.

The rugged stainless-steel airframe withstands the rigours of years of service, and because no paint is needed, incredibly easy to inspect even after thousands of hours and decades of years in service. Maintenance of MTOclassics is easy, with no cowlings to remove, and easy-service Rotax 912 or 914 series engines,

The Aluminium rotors, chosen for robustness and reliability (composite rotors tend to suffer in high and low temperatures, and suffer rain erosion), chop through whatever the weather throws at them.

Robustness and reliability are key features of the MTOclassic. AutoGyro is rightly proud of its safety features. The MTOsport 2017 provides excellent protection with well-tested safety harnesses and multiple safety systems. This is where the years and years of AutoGyro’s experience count.

In today’s world where regulations are critical, there is inevitably a need for paperwork. The MTOclassic has multiple local country approvals across the world, as factory built and kit-built aircraft. Irrespective of paperwork, the AutoGyro MTOclassic is an established and internationally acknowledged safe aircraft.

This is why the Turkish Jandarma chose AutoGyro as their aircraft supplier for their aerial gyroplane fleet!

Whether you are flying for leisure or have a specific purpose in mind, such as running a flying school, or simply flying for fun, AutoGyro offers a wide range of aircraft packages tailored to meet your needs.

Contact us to discuss your dreams, and we can help you make them a reality!

MTOsport 2017

Within a few months of the market premiere in 2017, the new MTOsport received the Red Dot Design Award in the product design category.

With more than 18,000 entries yearly from design professionals, companies and organizations from over 70 countries, the Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest and most renowned design competitions.


In 2018, the MTOsport 2017 was honored to receive the renowned German Design Award from the German Design Council, which is commissioned by the German Bundestag (Lower House of the German Parliament) as a foundation in 1953. The foundation is one of the world’s leading competence centers for communication and brand management in the field of design. From a total of around 1,900 high-quality nominations, the best 90 design products are denoted as the award winners.

Pure craftsmanship – Made in Germany
Every MTOsport is crafted with characteristics that combine aesthetics, functionality, and elegance.

The MTOsport 2017 tandem seated model is probably the best in the world. Stunning to look at and stunning to fly. Smooth, low vibration, fast, comfortable, and economical, this is a machine to envy. Yet it is a real workhorse too.

The rugged stainless-steel airframe withstands the rigours of day-to-day work, proven in 20 years of service. Maintenance is easy, with fast removable cowlings, giving quick access to the low-maintenance Rotax 915 or 916 series engines.

The Aluminium rotors, chosen for robustness and reliability (composite rotors tend to suffer in high and low temperatures, and suffer rain erosion), chop through whatever the weather throws at them.

AutoGyro is rightly proud of its safety features. Not only are the occupants well protected by 4 or 5-point harnesses, tested and proven to world-class standards, but also protected by multiple detail safety systems, like dual oil pressure warnings, fire warnings, dual coolant temp warnings, dual fuel warnings, multiple radio fitment, ADSB… This is where the years and years of AutoGyro experience count.

In today’s world, there is always a need for paperwork. The MTOsport 2017 carries many local country approvals and is unique in the gyroplane world in carrying a full standard category of airworthiness. So, whether you buy the standard generation or the certified generation, you know you are buying a safe, proven, and world-recognised aircraft.

This is why the Turkish Jandarma chose AutoGyro as their aircraft supplier for their aerial gyroplane fleet.

So, whether you want to operate an air taxi, a flying school, police missions, surveillance flights, or even specialised fishing flights, AutoGyro has an aircraft package for you.

The MTOsport 2017 is available with a huge range of options and features, many of which can be combined,; such as amphibious floats, nose-mounted cameras and coastguard equipment for coastal patrols.

AutoGyro Maintenance courses are back

AutoGyro maintenance courses are back! All customers and partners are welcome to attend these courses.

By attending the courses, you will acquire the latest skills, knowledge, and certification info about four AutoGyro models. We also share useful tips and tricks, so that you become more familiar with your own gyroplane and maintain it in the most efficient way!

Look at the course schedule arranged throughout the year, and schedule your courses now!

24.04 – 28.04.202322.05 – 26.05.2023
19.06 – 23.06.202317.07 – 21.07.2023
25.09 – 29.09.202323.10 – 27.10.2023
 13.11 – 17.11.2023

Simply complete the  AutoGyro Registration MaintenanceCourse 2023 [129 kb] , and send it to

All courses are now open for registration*. You find the course program here:   Maintenance Course Content [212 kb]

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Markus Englitzky from the technical support team directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

* Courses can only take place if we receive six or more registrations for each course.

AutoGyro delivers three Cavalon Sentinel gyroplanes to the Turkish Gendarmerie

Hildesheim, January 31, 2023 – AutoGyro GmbH, the world-leading gyroplane manufacturer from Germany, hands over three Cavalon Sentinel gyrocopter aircraft fully equipped with a unique package of police systems and cameras to the Gendarmerie of the Republic of Türkiye (Turkish Jandarma).

Once deployed, the AutoGyro aircraft will support traffic monitoring and aerial surveillance in rural and urban areas for the General Directorate of Security in Türkiye as well as wildfires survey and control.

At the handover ceremony on January 31st at Hildesheim Airfield in Germany, Gerald Speich, Chairman of the AutoGyro Board, stated: “The Turkish, German and Ukrainian teams have been working on this government procurement project for two and half years, and have been building these unique gyroplanes for over three months. Today’s event is a culmination of this immense international teamwork, and involved every person in the AutoGyro Team. We are the only manufacturer in the gyroplane sector complying with all major national regulations. And our aircraft comply with the highest worldwide safety requirements. AutoGyro is immensely proud that our aircraft will be supporting the Turkish Jandarma for many years to come. Providing an effective, low cost solution to their policing needs.”

After two days of acceptance trials at AutoGyro Headquarters in Hildesheim, Germany. The Jandarma Acceptance Team, together with Sky Olympos (AutoGyro’s official distributor in Türkiye). Formally received the three aircraft from AutoGyro during the January 31st ceremony. With representatives from the Industrial and Commercial Chamber of Lower Saxony, Civil Aviation Authority Lower Saxony and Niedersachsen Aviation attending. The three Cavalon Sentinel were prepared for dispatch and commencement of aerial operations afterwards.
“This successful delivery not only highlights the innovative excellence of AutoGyro. It also marks the huge step that AutoGyro has made in the design, configuration and supply of gyroplanes for commercial and government use,” Gerald Speich continues.

  • The Cavalon Sentinel is AutoGyro’s premium side-by-side seat model, powered by the ultra-reliable and low fuel burn Rotax 915iS engine.
  • The gyrocopter aircraft has an operational range of four hours, or approximately 600 kilometers.
  • It carries special customer-defined equipment including a high-res day-, night- and infrared camera system with real-time data link. This system provides a best-in-class solution in day and night conditions.
  • By officially adding AutoGyro gyroplanes to the Jandarma’s aircraft fleet. The aircraft and parts become available to other NATO member countries through NATO’s procurement system.

A gyroplane is not a helicopter or a traditional winged aircraft, providing a vehicle platform complimentary to both. They are inherently safe aircraft, with a very broad speed range. They can be flown very slowly. Even to zero kilometers per hour. Making them an excellent observation platform perfect for border or highway patrols or wildfire spotting. Gyroplanes have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to helicopters. And generally offer a cost-efficient and environment-friendly alternative for commercial aerial tasks.

Experience a Cavalon with Autopilot in 360 Degree view

Have you ever done this before? Wherever you are sitting in the world, you now have the unique chance to have a virtual walk around a Cavalon, and be introduced to the Cavalon engine, rotor, propeller system, and avionics! Experience a Cavalon with Autopilot in 360 Degree view.

Curious? Click the link or the button Start now. Dive into a virtual tour of our Cavalon! And at the end of the process, you are even able to take a virtual trial flight!

AutoGyro Cavalon enters the Chinese market officially

AutoGyro Cavalon Type Certification in China is now complete!

Between April 2020 to February 2022 AutoGyro and Southwest CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) carried out an almost two-year documentation audit to enable the release of the Cavalon Type Certificate. This long journey started in 2015 when the documents were originally compiled. With the joint efforts of both teams and support from the Airworthiness Certification Department of CAAC, AutoGyro gratefully received the Cavalon Type Certification in China in October 2022. Cavalon Night VFR and three-axis Autopilot operations were approved at the same time.

Cavalon is the first aircraft equipped with Rotax 915iS engine to receive airworthiness approval in China. The Type Certification of Cavalon marks the official entry of this model into the Chinese market, at the same time a significant milestone for the AutoGyro company.

AutoGyro is very proud that all AutoGyro models, MTOsport 2010, MTOsport 2017, Calidus, and Cavalon, have received airworthiness approval certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). AutoGyro is the only brand in the Chinese gyroplane market that has received airworthiness approvals from CAAC (China), FAA (the USA), CAA (the UK), and DULV (Germany).

The UK CAA approves the installation and use of the 3-axis Garmin GFC-500 Autopilot on Cavalon

After extensive durability and development testing, the AutoGyro team is proud to announce that the UK CAA has approved the installation and use of the 3-axis Garmin GFC-500 Autopilot on the Cavalon aircraft.

The integration of this system provides AutoGyro recreational and commercial pilots with a unique function, which is not available on any other type. The new feature can substantially reduce pilots’ workload and fatigue on longer distance flights.

The CEO of AutoGyro GmbH, Gerald Speich, who carried out much of the endurance testing, says: “the system is remarkable. I have flown legs of hundreds of miles under full autopilot aircraft management, using GPS navigation linked directly to the autopilot, as well as under heading or track control. The accuracy of altitude, attitude, and directional control is excellent, leaving me time to focus on other piloting tasks – and to enjoy the journey!”

On October 20, the first Cavalon equipped with a fully certified Autopilot by the UK CAA was handed over to the customer in Rochester. Another ten orders of aircraft with Autopilot have been accepted by AutoGyro, showing the popularity of this new option.

AutoGyro’s Partner Meeting and Fly-In 2022, strengthening the extensive global partner and customer network

  • AutoGyro’s partner meeting and Fly-In took place from 24-27 August 2022, strengthening the global network for partners and customers alike
  • During the meeting. AutoGyro’s partners were informed of the latest company and new product developments. And given the opportunity to pass their key perspectives and ideas back to the development team.
  • The Fly-In event provided a bonding event for AutoGyro’s large global customer base to connect with each other. And with the AutoGyro Team. It further ignites passion in customers by passing on practical skills in aircraft operation and maintenance

This is the first reunion for partners and customers after global travelling has been reopened.

Auto-Gyro Fly In Event 2022

AutoGyro’s partner meeting is an annual conference. At the conference, AutoGyro’s international distributors are able to get detailed company and product updates. As well as to exchange experiences and ideas with each other. This year, partners from the USA, the UK, Costa Rica, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, and France gathered at the company headquarters. The discussion covered various topics from company development, technical support, and product innovation to sales and marketing approaches.

Key topics were stated and discussed:

  • AutoGyro is committed to developing customer-centric gyroplane models. And features to meet diverse requirements, both in the recreational and commercial markets
  • Maintenance training will be continued for the international partners, with updated information and knowledge tailored for the latest AutoGyro models
  • AutoGyro targets a highly engaged international AutoGyro community. To provide aircraft that inspire, excite and drive the passion of flight, whatever the application

The Fly-In event attracted AutoGyro’s worldwide customers to AutoGyro’s Hildesheim production base. Trial flights enabled our guests to experience the most advanced gyroplane technology. For example, the integration of a fully certified Autopilot on Cavalon. Furthermore, they obtained practical skills in the operation and maintenance of gyroplanes via various workshops. On top of these programs. AutoGyro opened the entire production line for visitors. Letting them witness the sophistication of gyroplane manufacture and the real spirit of craftsmanship at AutoGyro. All AutoGyro employees were invited to the Fly-In event to celebrate this festive moment with partners and customers together.

On the evening of the Fly-In day. AutoGyro’s partners, customers and employees came together and enjoyed food, drink and live music. As the Co-CEOs Gerry Speich and Aleksandra Witkowska addressed in the welcome speech: “We are immensely grateful and proud of our partners and loyal customers. Tonight, let’s celebrate together! ”

The Cavalon with amphibious floats now officially certified in Canada

The Cavalon with amphibious floats is now officially certified in Canada.

Additionally to the MTOnautic, the tandem seated certified amphibious gyroplane model, AutoGyro Canada has announced the formal airworthiness release of Cavalon, fitted with amphibious floats. 

This amphibious Cavalon variant gives the flexibility to take off and land directly on the water, or traditional runways. This is aircraft can be assigned to multiple on or off-shore tasks such as tourist sightseeing, beach patrols, fishing, and pollution control.

Start the fun and convenience with the amphibious Cavalon today

Tel: 418-580-8912

Address: 767, rang Marigot, Saint-Apollinaire, Québec, G0S 2E0


AutoGyro Germany exhibits the first and only street legal gyroplane and the first formally approved Autopilot in a gyroplane at AERO Friedrichshafen 2022

  • AutoGyro Germany will showcase in AERO Friedrichshafen 2022, and present the latest innovation and developments of AutoGyro GmbH at the booth B3-207
  • Three of the latest AutoGyro aircraft models are demonstrated at the show, including GyroMotion
  • With the street legal gyroplane, GyroMotion, the only gyroplane which can legally fly and drive on the road, AutoGyro, partnered with AutoGyro Nirvana (AGN), is leading the class again in the gyroplane segment
  • The all-new Cavalon cockpit showcases the latest cockpit design with the first Autopilot formally approved in gyroplane use
  • AutoGyro Germany is the officially appointed AutoGyro distributor for the German and Austrian markets

AERO Friedrichshafen 2022, Europe’s largest General Aviation event will be opened from Wednesday 27th until Saturday 30th of April, 2022. AutoGyro aircraft will be presented at the booth B3-207 to the worldwide audience, this year through the stand of AutoGyro Germany, the authorized AutoGyro distributor for the German and Austrian markets.

Three models of AutoGyro will be demonstrated at the event, including the latest version of Cavalon equipped with the all-new Cavalon cockpit, the Calidus equipped with the hybrid air mobility GyroMotion package, and the MTOsport 2017 915iS.

One of the clear focuses of AERO 2022 is sustainable aviation. Sustainability comes in many forms, and for AutoGyro it is in the use of electric drive to complete the pilots’ journey to their destination from the airfield. For this need AutoGyro Nirvana (AGN), supported by AutoGyro GmbH, developed GyroMotion, a revolutionary hybrid personal air and road mobility solution. GyroMotion is a development of the proven AutoGyro Cavalon and Calidus models. Flight propulsion is provided by a combustion engine, and road propulsion via electric motors, which solves the problem of “the last mile to the destination” that every pilot knows. AutoGyro is pioneering in this gyroplane segment with real world use. GyroMotion is the only gyroplane type that can legally drive and fly today, as seen in multiple videos from around the world. AutoGyro GmbH and AutoGyro Nirvana (AGN) have joined forces to bring this aircraft concept from limited prototype production into series production.

Moreover, the world’s premiere of all-new Cavalon cockpit showcases the first formally approved Autopilot. The integration of the 7″ and 10″ Garmin G3X into the cockpit panel at the same time maximizes the display of the primary flight data and supports pilots to monitor the flight in the simplest way. The Garmin Autopilot and Single Level Control reduce pilots’ workload significantly, so that pilots can focus on complex flights or airspace requirements, reducing pilot fatigue and enhancing pilot and crew safety. The connectivity with personal mobile devices is further incorporated into the new design, which ensures seamless integration of the personal digital world into the flight experience.

This is the first time for AutoGyro Germany to present AutoGyro products at the AERO Friedrichshafen. AutoGyro Germany was authorized as the official AutoGyro distributor in July 2021 and is responsible for the German and the Austrian markets. The Managing Director of AutoGyro Germany Jannik Albers expressed his proudness and excitement: “AutoGyro represents the innovation and quality of ‘Made in Germany’. As the world market leader in gyroplanes, together we are confidently fostering new aircraft sales and services in our markets, and provide the best service we can to our customers.”

Both the AutoGyro Germany and the AutoGyro GmbH teams will be on the stand to support the large international AutoGyro customer base.