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.


•    Bell wins Canadian Coast Guard contract
•    TAI advances new Turkish helicopter
•    UK upgrades police EC135s

Platform for Industry: Logging out
Columbia Helicopters CEO Mike Fahey talks to Tony Skinner about how the heavy-lift company has successfully diversified away from its traditional focus on forestry work, and its ultimate ambition to build complete new helicopters.

Type Focus: Trials and tribulations
Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 programme is running two years late and suffering from an anaemic order book. Tony Skinner investigates the company’s plans to rectify the situation.

Law enforcement: Regional differences
From engine size and number to mission systems and use of NVGs, every police force has a unique set of requirements for their helicopter assets depending on the task at hand. Jonathan Tringham examines the current state of the sector.

EMS: Doing their part
With the FAA’s recent introduction of stricter regulations for air ambulance operators, it is hoping to significantly reduce an accident rate that has spiked in recent years. Scott R Gourley examines some of these changes.

Second-hand market: Back to normal?
As the global economic recovery continues to take hold, Joyce de Thouars assesses the implications for buyers and sellers of pre-owned helicopters.

MRO: Cloud on the horizon
Software has been a key element of rotary-wing MRO provision for many years, but new developments in mobile technology are taking ever-increasing amounts of data and functionality out of the hangar or head office and into the field, finds Peter Donaldson.

Urban flying: Opening the sky 
Moscow-based Russian Helicopter Systems is preparing the ground for regular commercial flights in the airspace above the capital, turning the helicopter into a useful tool that avoids the city’s legendary traffic jams. Alexander Mladenov paid the company a visit.

Rotorcraft Guide (part 41) 
From MD Helicopters MD 600N to Mil Mi-8T.

Collective Pitch 
Dave Marone, VP of sales and marketing at BLR Aerospace, examines the booming upgrades market and how cost-effectiveness is driving its success.

Dec/Jan 2013/14
(Singapore Airshow 2014)

• Night vision
• Crew safety
• Navigation

Feb/Mar 2014
(Heli-expo, FIDAE, CHC Safety & Quality Summit, Aerial Fire Fighting)

• Interiors
• US market
• Leasing
• SAR part 1

Apr/May 2014
(EBACE, ILA Berlin)

• VIP market
• South American parapublic market
• Night flying
• Communications

Jun/Jul 2014
(Farnborough Air Show)

• Law enforcement
• Second-hand market

Aug/Sep 2014
(Africa Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Helitech Europe)

• Oil and gas part 1
• Heavy lift
• Helicopter tracking
• SAR part 2

Oct/Nov 2014
(Helishow Dubai, Airshow China, Indo Aerospace)

• Avionics
• Middle East market
• Training services

Dec/Jan 2014/15
(Aero India)

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

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 7,400 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: 87.3% print, 12.7% digital

- Geographic breakdown: USA 52.2%, Europe 30.9%, Rest of World 16.9%

- 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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Jane Smith, Commercial Manager on: +44 (0)1753 727004, email

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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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