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, www.rotorhub.com, 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.

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NEWS
• OEMs stay bullish in face of low oil price
• China, Russia edge closer to heavy-lift platform
• AW169 full-scale production under way

PRODUCT LAUNCH: THE X4 FILES
Airbus Helicopters plans to introduce its new H160 medium helicopter amid much fanfare at Heli-Expo 2015. In advance of the unveiling, the manufacturer invited Tony Skinner to its Marignane facility to hear the inside story.

P4I: BANKING ON INVESTMENT
The past 12 months have been difficult for Bell Helicopter on a number of fronts, but the company is confident that its strategy of ‘investing to win’ is paying off, as CEO John Garrison told Tony Skinner.

MARKET REPORT: RECOVERY POSITION?
Signs of an upturn, shifts in OEM market share and new opportunities for parapublic outsourcing and MRO work are fuelling debate in Europe’s helicopter industry, report Tony Skinner and Grant Turnbull.

HEMS: CRITICAL THINKING
Recent initiatives by the US FAA have placed a safety spotlight on helicopter air ambulance operations. Grant Turnbull speaks to key EMS operators about the effect of the new rules and overall state of the sector.

TYPE FOCUS: BELL 429
The Bell 429 has been a welcome addition to HEMS flying in the difficult terrain of Idaho since the first was delivered in 2009. Barry Smith looks at the impact the type has made.

SAR: DISTANCING EFFECTS
A combination of a lack of international cooperation, large maritime areas of responsibility and disagreement on civil/military role splits is muddying the SAR waters in Asia, Alan Warnes reports.

AVIONICS: SAFETY FEATURES
A recent study has set out to identify and rate the emerging technologies most likely to reduce rotarywing accident levels. Peter Donaldson reveals which programmes came out on top.

SUPPORT: PART AND PARCEL
Pressure from major operators and internal selfcriticism at rotary-wing OEMs is fuelling a shift in the way in-service helicopter fleets – large and small – are supported, finds Mark W Grapin.

TECHNOLOGY: SUCCESSION PLANNING
An initiative to replace the long-established Mi-8/17 family in commercial service was launched in Russia in 2013. However, its chances of achieving success in the near to mid-term are seen as slim at best, discovers Alexander Mladenov.

THE GUIDE
From Mil Mi-34 to Panha Shabaviz 2-75.

COLLECTIVE PITCH: HIGH LIGHTS
Ian Winkworth underlines the importance of illumination technology for helicopter operators that need to be able to carry out their missions around the clock.

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
• EMS
• 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
• MRO
• EO/IR

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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