Rupa Haria

Rupa
Haria
Editor-in-Chief, AviationWeek.com & Director, Digital Content Strategy,
Aviation Week

Based in the UK, Rupa serves as Editor-in-Chief of AviationWeek.com, overseeing website content development and audience engagement including social media outreach.
 
In her broader role as Director, Digital Content Strategy for the Aviation Week Network, she is responsible for leading projects that continue to grow the Aviation Week brand's digital engagement with the global marketplace.
 
Rupa leads a team that has twice been awarded the Aerospace Media Award for Best Integrated Social/Digital Media and achieved finalist status for the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards in the Best Use of Social Media category. She was also part of a team responsible for the digital development of Aviation Week's Paris Air Show app, which won the 2011 B2B Magazine social media awards. 
 
Rupa started her career in 1998 and has worked across the full communications mix in the business and leisure travel industries. Prior to joining Aviation Week’s editorial team in 2010 she led multi-stakeholder communications at London City Airport.
 
Rupa is co-chair of the Online News Association (ONA) in the UK.

Articles
Exclusive First Look Photos: Dassault Falcon 8X First Flight 1
Here are photos - exclusive to Business & Commercial Aviation - taken from a Dassault Rafale that flanked the 8X during its maiden flight.
Dassault Falcon 8X Performs First Flight 
Dassault’s newest Falcon jet – the three-engine, long-range 8X – performed its first flight on Feb. 6, officially kicking off the aircraft’s flight-test campaign a month after its rollout.
Photos: Dassault Falcon 8X First Flight

Dassault’s newest Falcon jet, the three-engine 8X, performed its maiden flight on Feb 6, 2015, officially kicking off the flight-test campaign a month after its rollout.

Video: Putin's Impact On The Aerospace Industry 3
In 2014, no other person has had a more sweeping impact on aerospace and aviation—for better or worse—than Russian President Vladimir Putin. And for all but the most cynical of observers, Putin’s far-reaching impact has definitely been for the worse. Because of this, he is Aviation Week's 2014 Person of the Year.
Same Content, New Delivery – Tell Us What You Think 10
It’s not just about the Aviation Week team’s ability to connect with our readers, but to connect our communities with each other, share knowledge and opinion, and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the A&D industry.
Missing Aircraft: Flight Tracking, Data Streaming Back On Agenda 
A debate about the need for global flight tracking and data streaming is back on the airwaves after AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared from radar on Dec. 28 and the Airbus A320’s emergency locator transmitters failed to emit signals before entering the Java Sea.
Missing Aircraft: Flight-Tracking, Data-Streaming Back On The Agenda 12
A debate about the need for global flight-tracking and data streaming is back on the airwaves after AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared from radar on Dec. 28.
Commercial Aviation in 2014 8
From the highs of Airbus A350 certification and A320neo first flight to the lows of the MH370 and MH17 losses, here is a review of commercial aviation in 2014.
Dassault Aviation Rolls Out First Falcon 8X
Dassault Aviation rolled out the first Falcon 8X at its Bordeax-Merignac production facility on Dec. 17.
Sneak Peek: Dassault Falcon 8X Paint Job
Dassault Falcon's newest jet - the 8X is being rolled out in front of Falcon customers at its Merginac facility later today, December 17. Ahead of the roll out, here are some exclusive photos of the finishing touches being added to aircraft.
A Day In America's Airspace
Watch a NASA animation of a typical day of air traffic across the U.S.
An Entire Day Of UK Airspace Traffic Visualised 3
NATS has put together a visualisation demonstrating the complexity of managing air traffic in the UK.
In Pictures: Philae's New Home
ESA took to Twitter to provide humans on Earth an almost real-time glimpse of the first probe landing on a comet.
FC-31 Makes Airshow China Debut 20

China unveiled its FC-31 stealth export fighter for the world to see at Airshow China in Zhuhai. The Avic Shenyang-built aircraft features twin engines, low-observable airframe, and an internal weapons bay.

In Pictures: Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket Explosion 3

These photos were taken by Chris Simundson for Aviation Week. They present a very dramatic sequence of the failure of the Antares rocket, which occurred around 10 sec. after lift-off at 6.22 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28, 2014.

Comments
Airbus Prepares Handover Of Second A350 This Week
February 24, 2015

Indeed. Removed.

Person of the Year: The Notorious Mr. Putin
January 20, 2015

Nobody is rewarding Putin. We're recognizing his [negative] impact on the industry in 2014.

Israeli Panel Rejects Proposed Increase Of F-35
November 24, 2014

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‘New Breed Of Managers’ Needed For A380 Success, Tim Clark Believes
November 20, 2014

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1987: A320 First Flight Remembered
September 25, 2014

Thanks for spotting this. Now fixed.

 
Blogs
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 10

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
Feb 24, 2015
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Should the FAA Bar ODA Expansion? 2

Do you agree with the transportation unions that the FAA should prohibit expansion of the ODA program until oversight guarantees are proven?...More
Feb 23, 2015
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AAR To Sell Cargo Group to TransDigm for $725 Million

MRO and airlift/mobility become focal points at AAR as it plans to tell its cargo division....More
Feb 21, 2015
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Saturday Spacewalk Kicks Off Addition of Commercial Crew Docking Ports to ISS 4

"I worked up a lather on that one," quipped NASA spacewalker Barry "Butch" Wilmore. "You guys have done just a superb job," noted Mission Control....More
Feb 20, 2015
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1973: Automating Airline Systems, Ring!

What could airlines do in 1973 to cut maintenance costs? Embrace technology like computers and automated test equipment!...More
Feb 19, 2015
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33 Years Ago – Boeing 757 Makes First Flight (1982) 6

The Boeing 757 made its first flight on Feb. 19, 1982, and it was not without its challenges....More

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