Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Michael Bruno is Aviation Week Network’s Senior Business Editor and Community and Conference Content Manager. 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. Beyond reporting, he regularly hosts and helps organize Aviation Week’s conferences and events, or speaks at outside events.

For six years through 2012, Bruno was managing editor of a multi-publication team of defense and space reporters and freelancers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, called "the Pulitzer Prize of business media." He has received two Neals himself, and has been a finalist for other awards including the annual media awards at the Paris and Farnborough airshows. Bruno started Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Going Concerns business column in 2015.

Before Aviation Week, Michael was a staff writer for the Washington Post and Bloomberg BNA. He has a master's in print journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University.

Articles

Moody’s: Airports Business Set For Growth Despite Slowing Economies 
The U.S. and other global economies might be plateauing, but the 2020 outlook for U.S. airports is positive as strong demand and low fuel costs drive higher airline capacity, credit analysts said in a new report this month.
Canceled, Deferred MAX Orders Were Threats To Production, Not Storage 
Storage space for stockpiling newly minted 737 MAXs is not an issue, Boeing told the SEC, and the embattled manufacturer has been more worried about delayed or canceled orders for the grounded narrowbody.
Navistar MRAPS ID’d In Fraud Scheme 
A U.S. district court in Washington has unsealed a six-year-old False Claims whistleblower case against Navistar International, a key provider of Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected ground vehicles.
Aviation Becoming Safer, But Accidents Are More Expensive, Report Says 
Aircraft collisions and crashes account for more than half the value of all aviation-related insurance claims, equivalent to $9.3 billion.
HAPS Revenue Increases At AeroVironment, But At Cost 
AeroVironment has added to its high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) revenue, executives said Dec. 3, bringing the UAV pioneer’s total to $149 million related to HAPS Mobile, a joint venture with Japanese investor SoftBank.
Leidos Elbows In On Legacy FAA, Defense, Space Primes 
Leidos, a heavyweight government services provider, has throttled up its rivalry with defense primes L3Harris Technologies and Raytheon for providing support work to the FAA.
Leidos Elbows In On Legacy FAA, Defense, Space Primes 
Leidos, a heavyweight government services provider, has throttled up its rivalry with defense primes L3Harris Technologies and Raytheon for providing support work to the FAA.
Airliner Cancellations Slightly Concerning, Analysts Say 5
The analysts believe recent airline troubles, combined with aircraft technical issues, have led to the spike in cancellations as a percentage of orders.
WTO Rules Against EU Effort To Shrink U.S. Aircraft Tariff Amount 
The European Union (EU) failed to prove it fixed illegal subsidies of Airbus A380 and A350XWB production, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced Dec. 2, dispelling the assertion that the A380’s eventual wind-down settles that part of the long-running large aircraft dispute with the U.S. and Boeing.
CAE Eyes Electric Aircraft In Green Push 
The Canadian company said it will work with industry “to progressively use” electric aircraft in the airborne element of its pilot training.
CAE Eyes Electric Aircraft In Green Push 
The Canadian company said it will work with industry “to progressively use” electric aircraft in the airborne element of its pilot training.
Commercial Aerospace Suppliers Should Focus On Larger Narrowbodies 
In aircraft manufacturing, if suppliers want to bet on a winning horse, it looks like larger 737s and A320s are it.
Adversary Air Provider Top Aces Lands $100M For Global Growth 
Top Aces, an adversary air training provider, said Nov. 26 that it will receive $100 million in new financing.
Elbit Enters 2020 As Bigger U.S., Israeli Military Provider 
Israel-based Elbit Systems looks forward to starting next year as a significantly larger player in its home market, as well as another home market in the U.S., managers suggested while reporting their latest quarterly earnings Nov. 26.
Commercial Aero Suppliers Should Focus on Larger Narrowbodies  3
Aerospace business growth continues to be driven by the two narrowbody leaders, and especially their larger variants.
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