Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Bruno is Aviation Week's Senior Business Editor. He covers aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, their supply chains and related issues. Since joining Aviation Week in 2005, Bruno also has covered U.S. federal budgets, regulatory issues and congressional affairs.

For six years through 2012 he was managing editor of a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelancers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, "the Pulitzer Prize of business media." Bruno was also the lead author for two Neals himself. He is the founder of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Going Concerns business column and frequently provides the popular Washington Outlook column.

Besides reporting, Bruno regularly hosts or helps organize Aviation Week’s conferences and events, such as the Laureates Awards and AerospaceDefenseChain conference. He offers expert insight as a keynote speaker and panelist and has appeared at the Wharton Aerospace Conference and numerous prime-contractor and consultant conferences, as well as in other news outlets like Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and foreign media.

Prior to Aviation Week, Bruno was a staff writer for the Washington Post and BNA covering businesses and federal acquisition. He has a master's in print journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University.

Articles

UTC CEO: Engine Makers Want Sole Source On NMA 
The commercial aerospace sector may be expecting Boeing to announce the formal start of a new midmarket aircraft (NMA) program this year, but for perhaps the most important suppliers—the engine makers—the business case is not yet closed, according to a key CEO.
Moody’s Downgrades Irkut’s Credit 
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut may be riding high from the recent test flight of its second MC-21 prototype, but credit raters at Moody’s Investors Service are bringing the company back to Earth with a downgrade of its credit worthiness.
Halfway Through Restructuring, Ducommun Eyes Acquisitions 
Small aerospace and defense supplier Ducommun is halfway through a $20-22 million corporate restructuring.
Activist Shareholder Targets Thyssenkrupp 
German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp, which has aerospace and defense businesses worldwide, may be the latest aerospace and defense player to become the target of an activist shareholder well known to the sector.
Iridium, BeiDou Could Compete With Inmarsat for Maritime Safety System 
Iridium Communications and possibly China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will have the chance to offer satellite-based safety services to mariners.
United Technologies Spotlights U.S. Hiring, Investments 
United Technologies has unveiled plans to fill 35,000 job positions and spend more than $15 billion in R&D and CapEx in the U.S. over the next five years.
United Technologies Unveils U.S. Hiring, Investments 
United Technologies has unveiled plans to fill 35,000 job positions and spend more than $15 billion in R&D and CapEx in the U.S. over the next five years.
Curtiss-Wright Looks To More Significant Acquisitions 
After a multiyear pause in mergers and acquisitions, aerospace and defense supplier Curtiss-Wright could be back into making regular, significant deals.
Parsons Buys Polaris Alpha In Defense Tech Roll Up 
Government-focused private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners has sold its Polaris Alpha information technology conglomerate to Parsons.
Accenture Finds Wide A&D Adoption Of ‘Blockchain’ 
More than half of aerospace and defense companies surveyed last year said they are using so-called blockchain technology, according to a new report.
Gremlins, Space Driving Kratos Growth, CEO Says 
Dynetics' Gremlins contract, for which Kratos is a leading supplier of the aircraft, is one of many UAV or drone target businesses that Kratos expects to help drive strong financial performance this year.
Satellite, Launcher Market Could Generate $250B: Report 
The combined global satellite manufacturing and launch market could generate more than $250 billion in the next decade, a new report says.
GEO Looked Livelier, But Maxar Will Continue Changes 
Maxar Technologies has indicated that the geostationary sat market may be looking up relatively, but the company will continue related cost-cutting efforts.
Wesco Aircraft Outlines Plan to Get Leaner 
Aerospace fasteners and machined parts provider Wesco Aircraft, which also provides supply chain management services, has unveiled a business turnaround plan that includes management and plant cuts, investment in automation for inventory management and office administration, and other business focus changes.
Wesco Outlines Plan To Get Leaner, Closer To Customers 
Aerospace fasteners and machined parts provider Wesco Aircraft, which also provides supply chain management services, has unveiled a business turnaround plan.