The global rotorcraft world is changing dramatically, and so to keep abreast of these rapidly changing events we at Shephard are pleased to publish what is THE business information source for the civil, public service and corporate rotorcraft market.

The Shephard Team, with their extensive experience gained through the company’s publishing portfolio and the global news-wire,, in addition to their incisive international conference and exhibition expertise, have tracked market trends and after extensive research have formulated all of their knowledge into a strong information channel.

The magazine delivers the viewpoint you need to help take your business forward and plan for the future. It keeps readers up to date on trends and deals with all the key economic, regulatory, technological, financial and political issues that are driving the fastest period of growth the rotorcraft world has seen for decades.

No other magazine currently provides such important content for rotorcraft operators, contractors or industry suppliers and we intend to create a forum for you, the decision makers of the industry, to have your say.



• Airbus Defence and Space helps helicopters hit the deck

• Las Vegas police orders MD 530F

• Bell 412EPI gains first Japanese customer

• UK MCA expects AW189s to enter service from October

• Bell 407GXP to be produced under licence in Russia

• Kamov Ka-62 progresses towards maiden flight


Fulfilling an extremely broad range of parapublic functions, the Hong Kong Government Flying Service plays a vital role in the territory. Gordon Arthur visited the organisation to find out more.


California’s Enloe Medical Center is the world’s first aeromedical operator of the Airbus Helicopters H130. Barry D Smith visited them to discover how the new type is shaping up.


Radio and intercom systems are vital role equipment for parapublic helicopters. Grant Turnbull looks at some of the latest technology on the market aimed at broadening the communications envelope.


From aircraft size to the number of mission systems and use of NVGs, every police force has a unique set of requirements for its helicopter assets depending on the mission at hand. Jonathan Tringham


Despite flat sales of helicopters in Europe and a fall in offshore activity, the continent’s rotary-wing pilot training facilities are thriving, David Oliver reports.


The Chinese civil helicopter sector is expected to make significant advances in the coming years and all the big OEMs are positioning themselves in preparation. Gordon Arthur assesses the market.


With a number of new helicopters announced by OEMs in the past few years and associated interiors being developed, the VIP/corporate market is looking healthy. Grant Turnbull analyses the sector.


From Robinson R22 to Robinson R66.


Jim Winchester reflects on the aircraft naming convention history of Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter (and formerly a number of other different companies...), and the impact the ‘H’ designation will have on the brand.

Dec/Jan 2014/15
(Aero India, Avalon)

• Asia-Pacific focus
• Fire-fighting
• Oil and gas part 2
• Ground support

Feb/Mar 2015
(Heli-Expo, LIMA, CHC Safety Quality Summit, LAAD)

• EMS - North America
• Aircraft support
• Avionics
• SAR part 1 - Asia

Apr/May 2015
(IMDEX, EBACE, Aerial Firefighting Europe)

• VIP market
• Simulation
• Parapublic market
• Night flying

Jun/Jul 2015
(Paris Air Show, ALEA Annual, China Helicopter Expo)

• Law enforcement
• Training market
• Communications
• Chinese market

Aug/Sep 2015
(Helitech International)

• Leasing
• Heavy lift
• Fire-fighting

Oct/Nov 2015
(Dubai Airshow, ADEX)

• Oil and gas
• Crew safety
• Power and propulsion
• Interiors

Dec/Jan 2015/16
(Singapore Airshow)

• SAR Part 2
• Helicopter completions

Rotorhub is part of the rotary division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio and gained its first BPA Audit in 2011.

RH has circulation of over 8,600 and each printed copy has a 5 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our new free digital editions service.

- Qualified Circulation: 60% print, 40% digital

- Geographic breakdown: USA 43%, Europe 38%, Rest of World 19%

- Government/Procurement/CEOs/Directors/Senior Management - 67.8%

Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.

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