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.



• AgustaWestland, Bristow team up on AW609
• China to be dominant player in Asia-Pacific market
• Airbus Helicopters enters simulation centre joint venture


As Jeff Roberts takes over from Udo Rieder as president and CEO of Erickson Inc, Tony Skinner spoke to both about how the company will position itself going forward, while reflecting on the achievements of the past few years.


Increasing concerns over terrorism and mass migration around the borders of Europe mean hard work in challenging conditions for the helicopters and crews of parapublic agencies. Jim Dorschner examines a number of current operations across the continent.


The increasing use of night vision equipment by civil helicopter crews has brought major gains in capability and safety. Jonathan Tringham examines the impact of the technology, its limitations and what future developments are still possible.


Russia’s aeronautical SAR system is set for fleet renewal, although budgetary limitations and regulatory hurdles must still be overcome. Alexander Mladenov looks at how the process is going to be implemented.


Simulators not only save money but have the potential to save lives by honing skills in emergency procedures and conditions. Mark W Grapin considers the factors governing the cost-effective use of simulation in the civil helicopter market.


As in much of southern Europe, Croatia’s hot summers and dry vegetation result in many fires, both accidental and deliberate. Alan Warnes visited Split to see how the country’s air force uses Mi-8s to combat this potentially devastating threat.


From PZL Świdnik Mi-2 Kania to PZL Świdnik W-3A Sokół.


Dan Doepker, chief helicopter instructor at Hillsboro Aero Academy, emphasises the importance of flight reviews in ensuring private pilots are prepared for all eventualities in the skies in order to help reduce accident rates.

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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