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.



• AVIC unveils AC3X2

• Bell announces Chinese sales

• Russian Helicopters looks to secure Mi-38 launch customer

Oil and gas: Money spinner
The Gulf of Mexico is a lucrative area for offshore helicopter operators. Jim Dorschner takes a look at the companies, both big and small, offering their services to the oil and gas industry in the region.

Type focus: SKYe SH09
The first new light helicopter design in a number of years, the Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 has got industry talking. Jonathan Tringham charts its development effort and anticipated future schedule.

Operator focus: Pawan Hans
Pawan Hans, one of India’s largest helicopter operators, provides a range of services to a market that is still discovering the benefits of rotorcraft. Neelam Mathews outlines the company’s position and how privatisation would impact the business.

Ground support: Hazard awareness
Ground support operations for civil helicopters must be conducted with a delicate and well-trained touch to ensure both the aircraft and people around it remain safe. Mark W Grapin explores some of the challenges involved.

Fire-fighting: In the hot seat
Wildfires are prevalent throughout southern Europe, but operators are struggling with the financial burdens of providing effective aerial fire-fighting services in the region. Jonathan Tringham examines what is being done to address this.

Helitack: Fly on the wall
Yosemite National Park presents a challenging environment for helicopters and their crews to operate in. Barry D Smith visited the US National Park Service’s helitack team in the region to find out more.

Collective Pitch
Steve Sparks outlines the importance of considering simple, but often overlooked, elements in ensuring helicopter operations are conducted safely in the winter.

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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