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.


• Sino-Russian heavylift specs set
• New HMD launched for civil rotorcraft
• Airbus Helicopters raises the curtain on H225 replacement
• Sikorsky purchase set to be great gain for Lockheed Martin
• Ka-32 assembly launched in China
• Bell 525 achieves first flight

The Kaman Aerospace K-Max production line is set to re-open a decade after the factory doors were shut. Grant Turnbull and Tony Skinner speak to the OEM about this decision and what the future now holds.

A launch order for 200 aircraft has certainly drawn attention to Bell’s latest iteration of its Model 407, the GXP. Tony Skinner outlines the new version in detail.

Role equipment for air ambulance helicopters continues to evolve, with an increasingly sophisticated offering available. Jonathan Tringham looks at some of the options on the market.

SAR and EMS coverage in the Gulf of Mexico is essential for ensuring offshore workers are transported safely as well as rescued and treated in a timely manner in the event of an accident. Barry D Smith spoke to CHI Aviation about its services in the region and the helicopters operated.

The summer of 2015 has proven a particularly challenging one for the aerial fire-fighters in Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources. Scott R Gourley visited the Wildfire Division’s HQ in Olympia to find out more.

While a downtick in the oil business may have cast a shadow over the helicopter leasing model, providers believe the sector remains in good health overall. RotorHub spoke to some of the main players.

The heavylift helicopter market is looking prosperous, with operators acquiring additional or upgraded machines and brand new rotorcraft designs on the horizon. Grant Turnbull examines recent developments.

From Sikorsky S-55 to Sikorsky S-61.

Carlos Ábrego Aguilar, CFO and fleet director of FAASA, an aerial services operator for public and private customers in Spain, outlines the history of the helicopter fire-fighting market in the country and its significant expansion in recent years.

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.

Advertising in RH will ensure your message really is seen by the right people in the industry. Do not miss this unique opportunity. For more details, view our advertising and sponsorship page.

For advertising enquiries contact:

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Shephard Media is delighted to announce that our range of defence, aerospace and security magazines are now available through dedicated Apps for both Android and Apple devices.

Optimised for mobile viewing, the App allows readers to download and view each issue offline, and provides additional content such as interactive links, slideshow galleries, animations, video and more.

The first issue in each App is free to download and all issues will soon be available free to access for Shephard Plus subscribers using their existing Shephard Plus login details.

We hope you enjoy this great new way to access your favourite magazines.

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