Rupa Haria

Editor-in-Chief, & Director, Digital Content Strategy,
Aviation Week

Based in the UK, Rupa leads strategy, development and execution of Aviation Week’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.

Iberia Maintenance Targets Military Contracts

When Aviation Week visited Iberia Maintenance in March, digital message boards across the engine shop floor lit up informing employees that the MRO has been certified by Spain’s air safety agency to repair the IAE V2500 engine. The certification is welcome news for Iberia’s technical director, Jose Luis Quiros, who says the V2500 certification will help increase the volume of work by an additional output of 100 engines in 2015. In 2013, Iberia handled 184 engines.

Airlines Rationalize Revenue Potential Of Airbus A340

As airlines await deliveries of new-generation replacements for older widebody fleets, the need to balance economics and passenger comfort has never been greater. Some carriers are now trying to make the best out of the waiting time by optimizing their current fleets. 

MH370 Deliberately Diverted - Malaysian PM
Transponders were turned off in “what looked like a deliberate action"
Does Commercial Aviation Need A Mega-Twin?
We round up questions readers are asking about new twinjet viability
Counting Dollars: The Cost Of The F-35
Are the numbers "wobbly" or is the F-35 unstoppable?
Order Bonanza Tops 500 Aircraft
Big three carriers committed to over $142 billion worth of aircraft
Airbus, Boeing Fight Over 747, A380 Performance Data
Airbus and Boeing are again engaged in a serious dispute over comparative performance figures for the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8.
British Airways Will Likely Limit A380 Fleet To 12 

Last week's delivery of an Airbus A380 to British Airways (BA) was a landmark event for the manufacturer. The aircraft finally is sporting the liveries of all of the big European airlines—BA, Air France and Lufthansa. But Airbus may have reason to worry.

British Airways To Take Delivery Of First A380
BA's long-haul fleet strategy gives Airbus reason to worry
First Flight Of Airbus A350 

Airbus kicked off the flight-test campaign of its newest clean-sheet widebody, the A350, on June 14. Test aircraft MSN001 took off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at 10 a.m. local time and remained in the air for 4 hr., 5 min. Chief test pilot Peter Chandler was at the controls along with Guy Magrin, an A350 project test pilot. They climbed to 10,000 ft., then 25,000 ft., reaching 340 kt. at both altitudes. The landing gear were retracted for the first time 33 min. into the flight.

Top 10 Leaders In European Business Aviation
We name ten leaders that have helped shape business aviation in Europe.
Red Eye Flights Impact Airline Reliability
The increasing utilization of aircraft on overnight flight operations is having a significant impact on schedule reliability and on-time departure performance, according to a study by data and analytics provider, masFlight. (Credit: Airbus)
British Airways Integrates BMI Aircraft In Three Stages 

When International Airlines Group completed the purchase of British Midland International (BMI) from Lufthansa in late April 2012, it presented British Airways with the major challenge of quickly bringing BMI’s Airbus narrowbodies into BA’s existing fleet.

From May 2012 to January 2013, in what BA describes as “an extremely complex process,” it integrated 11 Airbus A319s, seven A320s and seven A321s from BMI into its fleet. BMI’s two A330s were returned to lessors because BA does not operate Airbus widebodies.

IAG Says 777X A 'Perfect Fit' For Parts Of Network
Highly likely IAG will place an order for the proposed Boeing 777X
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