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.

Safely does it

• Bell 407GX for Rhino rescue
• AW139 en route to Ontario
• Airbus opens H215 production in Romania
• Milestones for Marenco
• North Africa assembly for Leonardo
• Middle East prospects for Bell
• Award for Norwegian provider
• AS350 B3 leased to Chile

RH talks to AAR Airlift Group’s Steve Harrison about the company’s contract to provide SAR services in the Falkland Islands and the capabilities commercial operators can offer government clients.

The civil heavy-lift sector is dominated by ex-military designs and derivatives, with one particular design occupying a small niche in the market.

Helicopter operators are preparing their infrastructure and platforms to meet potential SAR requirements, while industry and governments are keeping a close eye on the progress of the UK’s privatisation of its services.

Advances in satellite technology have boosted the effectiveness and efficiency of helicopter tracking systems in recent years. This trend is set to continue in the near future, with new markets showing growing interest in these products.

In addition to producing some of the bestselling helicopter types in the world, Eastern Europe has a number of established flight training centres that implement virtual training methodologies.

The Sécurité Civile EC145s – call sign ‘Dragon’ – are on call all day, every day, in some of the worst weather conditions in some very inhospitable environments.

After a slow start, Kazan Helicopters has finally managed to bring the Ansat to market, and now faces stiff competition from Western manufacturers 

Ian A Gurekian, chief risk officer at Waypoint Leasing, looks at the inevitable downturn in the market caused by an excess of supply.

Dec/Jan 2015/16
(Singapore Airshow)

•    SAR Part 2
•    Helicopter completions
•    MRO
•    EO/IR

Feb/Mar 2016
(Heli-Expo, Aerial Firefighting International, FIDAE)

•    EMS
•    Avionics
•    Communications
•    Leasing Part 1

Apr/May 2016
(EBACE, ILA Berlin)

•    Parapublic market
•    VIP interiors
•    Second-hand market
•    Training

Jun/Jul 2016
(Farnborough International Airshow)

•    MRO
•    Law enforcement
•    Leasing Part 2
•    Crew safety

Aug/Sep 2016
(AAD, Aerial Firefighting Asia-Pacific)

•    Asian market
•    Oil and gas
•    Fire-fighting
•    EO/IR

Oct/Nov 2016
(Helitech International, Indo Aerospace, Helishow Dubai, I/ITSEC)

•    Helicopter tracking
•    Simulation
•    SAR Part 1
•    Heavylift

Dec/Jan 2016/17
(Aero India)

•    Engines
•    SAR Part 2
•    Blades
•    Finance and insurance

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:

Advertising Sales Executive - RotorHub Portfolio (Civil)
Anthony Wilkinson
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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.

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