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HMG Aerospace becomes new owner of RotorHub

Shephard Media sells rotorcraft civil aviation portfolio to HMG Aerospace


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Shephard Media and HMG Aerospace have announced the purchase by the latter of the Shephard rotorcraft civil aviation portfolio, incorporating RotorHub print magazine and digital media channels, as well as associated products including the Civil and Parapublic Helicopter Handbook.

The contract was signed by Shephard Media CEO, Darren Lake, and HMG Aerospace managing director, Mark Howells.

“Shephard Media are very happy to have concluded the deal with HMG Aerospace, which is an ideal home for RotorHub and we look forward to seeing the publication go from strength to strength,” said Darren Lake, CEO of Shephard Media.

“I would like to thank Shephard’s CEO, Darren Lake, and Chairman, Nick Prest, for giving HMG Aerospace the opportunity of becoming the new publisher of RotorHub and its associated products,” commented Mark Howells, managing director of HMG Aerospace. “For 35 years RotorHub has provided leading media coverage of the civil and parapublic rotorcraft community. Complementing our existing media titles, RotorHub is a very welcome addition and natural fit to HMG Aerospace’s commercial aviation portfolio. We are excited and delighted to continue the future development of this prestigious media brand.”

“Together with the rest of HMG Aerospace’s team, we look forward to talking further with our RotorHub readers and industry clients regarding future programmes and prospects for 2020 and beyond,” added Howells.

The two companies are working together to ensure a smooth transition of operations, with Shephard Media providing short-term assistance in areas such as website hosting, circulation and data transfer.


For further information, contact:

Mark Howells
Managing Director, HMG Aerospace
Tel: +44 1252 545993
Darren Lake
CEO, Shephard Media
Tel: +44 20 3179 2578





About HMG Aerospace:
HMG Aerospace is a leading publisher, event organiser and intelligence provider serving the international aerospace community. The company continues to grow rapidly with media titles spanning over 35 years within the aviation sector. The HMG Aerospace team comprises journalists and experts connected to industry leaders around the globe, offering unparalleled coverage on the latest developments in their respective markets. Visit for further information.

About Shephard Media:
Shephard Media provides the best marketing solutions and business information to the defence industry. The company is a global leader in providing digital news, analysis and data across its three divisions: News; Defence Insight; and Studio. Visit for further information.