2014 Vertiflite Media Kit - page 2

The leading forecaster of the vertical flight market, Forecast International, predicts that more than 19,000
civil rotorcraft, worth an estimated $88 billion in constant 2013 U.S. dollars, will be produced from 2013
through 2022. This includes 5,700 piston-powered and 13,500 turbine-powered rotorcraft. Furthermore,
Forecast International's market projections are that more than 6,600 military rotorcraft will be produced in
the 10-year period from 2013 through 2022, worth more than $138 billion.
Combined military and civil rotorcraft production is projected at nearly 26,000 rotorcraft worth $227 billion
over the next decade.
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Editorial Calendar
Every issue includes a Commentary by AHS Executive
Director Mike Hirschberg, the latest industry briefs, an
aerodynamics column by renowned engineer Ray Prouty, a
profile on a distinctive vertical flight leader, in-depth stories
on advances in vertical flight technology, spotlights on
leading and innovative companies, and a review of AHS
member activities.
The January/February issue focuses on structures,
as it
looks at advanced composites programs and new
development rotorcraft efforts. Our Contributing Editor and
award-winning journalist Frank Colucci will also explore
vibration control and its effects on rotorcraft structure,
occupants and avionics. The issue will also include updates
on civil and military helicopter developments in the United
Kingdom, Canadian offshore operations and much, much
This issue will have bonus distribution at the AHS
Aeromechanics Specialists’ Meeting in San Francisco,
California on January 22-24, 2014 and the AHS Handling
Qualities Specialists' Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama on
February 17-19, 2014.
Material Close Date: December 3, 2013.
The March/April Forum issue features an in-depth look
at cockpit displays and automation.
Contributing Editor
Frank Colucci will examine advances in Pilot-Vehicle
Interfaces, as well as give a comprehensive review of U.S.
military programs. The issue will explore what’s next in
displays and controls, as we talk to leading avionics
companies to see what’s next in cockpit display and control
technology. This is the pre-Forum issue and it offers an
excellent opportunity for exhibitors to build booth traffic for
this pivotal event in the vertical flight business development
This issue will have bonus distribution at HELI-EXPO on
February 24-27, 2014 in Anaheim, California, and the co-
located International Helicopter Safety Symposium on
February 27-28.
Material Close Date: January 28, 2014.
The May/June issue of Vertiflite will offer insights into
advanced concepts.
What is speed worth? We talk to the
Joint Multi-Role (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) contractors
and other developers of advanced concept about the value
and cost of speed in their high-speed concept rotorcraft.
This issue will have bonus distribution at the Army Aviation
Association of America (Quad A), May 4-6, 2014 in
Nashville, Tennessee. It will also be distributed at the 70th
AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display, May 20–22,
2014, Montréal, Québec.
Material Close Date: April 1, 2014.
The theme for the July/August Vertiflite issue will be
We talk to engine manufacturers and filter
makers about protection vs. performance and see where the
technology is going. The latest developments on operations
in degraded visual environments (DVE) will also be covered.
Contributing Editor Frank Colucci will also report on all of the
developments from the 70th Annual AHS International
Forum and Technology Display.
This issue will be distributed to all of the attendees at the
AHS International Vertical Lift Research, Development, Test
& Evaluation (RDT&E), Patuxent River, Maryland, Aug 27-
28, 2014.
Material Close Date: June 10, 2014.
The September/October issue will highlight
manufacturing advances,
with spotlights on the Sikorsky
plant in Pennsylvania and AgustaWestland plants in Italy.
This issue will have a bonus distribution at the European
Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), September 2-5, 2014 in
Southampton, UK, as well as at the Capability & Affordability
in the Future of the Vertical Lift Industry Specialists’ Meeting
on September 23-24, 2014 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and
the bi-annual Helicopter Military Operations Technology
(HELMOT) Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia on
October 28-30, 2014.
Material Close Date: July 31, 2014.
The November/December issue will be an international
with a look at advances in technologies and
capabilities in Europe, Asia and Australia. Our annual
Corporate Member Directory will provide a close look at all
of AHS International’s 75+ corporate members, including a
current description of their activities and points of contact
within these companies dedicated to the advancement of
vertical flight technology.
This issue will also be distributed at the 3rd Asian-Australian
Rotorcraft Forum/8th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Technology
Conference on December 18-19, 2014, Melbourne,
Material Close Date: September 30, 2014.
Michael Hirschberg,
Executive Director and Publisher of
Frank Colucci, Ian Frain, Andy Healey, Robert Moorman, Raymond W. Prouty,
Contributing Editors
David M. Renzi,
Director of Advertising
Kay Yosua Brackins,
Deputy Director and
Graphic Design
Holly Cafferelli,
Editorial Assistant
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