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

Textron Results Disappoint, But Aviation Less So 
Textron on Oct. 18 reported financial results that disappointed financial analysts, particularly on the conglomerate’s non-aviation side.
Textron Results Disappoint, But Aviation Less So 
Textron on Oct. 18 reported financial results that disappointed financial analysts, particularly on the conglomerate’s non-aviation side.
Analysts: Defense Industry Safe From Saudi Issues 
Fear of lost arms sales to Saudi Arabia may have become another new headache for Western defense contractors to manage, but so far, business analysts think companies are relatively safe.
Activist Spruce Point Targets Mercury Systems 
Defense and intelligence computing specialist Mercury Systems has topped the list of recommended stock investments this year from several analysts, but now one short-seller has targeted the company with claims of potential losses to come.
A&D Supplier Survey Finds Very Bullish Outlook 
Aerospace and defense suppliers have a “very bullish” outlook, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Ken Herbert and his latest supply chain survey.
Technology For Access To China? Maybe Not 
U.S. stance puts China’s ability to soak up the technology of commercial aircraft onboard systems in doubt.
Northrop Sees More Composite Wing Work For Airbus 
Northrop Grumman and Airbus have signed a three-year deal that builds on Orbital ATK’s long-standing composite wing work with the European aircraft OEM.
Boeing's New Midsize Airplane Will Happen, Say Analysts  5
Boeing has pushed back an announcement over pursuing the New Midsize Aircraft (NMA) until sometime in 2019, but increasingly, financial analysts are seeing the new aircraft as a fait accompli.
L3 Harris And TransDigm-Esterline M&A Seen As Bellwethers 
Large-company consolidation push is noted in aerospace sector, which some observers see as a classic positioning tactic ahead of softening business climate.
Canada’s Flyht Aerospace Buys Panasonic Weather Solutions 
Canadian company Flyht Aerospace Solutions has acquired the assets of Panasonic Weather Solutions (PWS) of Colorado from Panasonic Avionics in a play to boost connected-aircraft business.
Western Suppliers Too Embedded In Chinese Aviation: Experts 
Will rising trade tariffs between China and the U.S., or the recent indictment of an alleged Chinese spy misappropriating GE Aviation knowhow, damage the Western aerospace industry’s access and opportunities inside the world’s soon-to-be largest aviation sector?
Experts Say Western Suppliers Too Embedded In Chinese Aviation 
Will rising trade tariffs between China and the U.S., or the recent indictment of an alleged Chinese spy misappropriating GE Aviation knowhow, damage the Western aerospace industry’s access and opportunities inside the world’s soon-to-be largest aviation sector?
Commercial Sector Small But Key Part of A Merged Harris L3 
Commercial business will be a relatively small part of the merged Harris and L3 Technologies, but the combined company will have key positions in air traffic management, flight training, cockpit avionics and airport security.
U.S. Justice Department Demands Spinoffs for UTC-Rockwell Approval
On the day the companies had long expected to be their first day as one corporation, the U.S. Justice Department – in cooperation with European and Canadian competition authorities – instead filed a lawsuit and outlined spinoff demands before United Technologies would be allowed to acquire Rockwell Collins.
General Dynamics Buys Nordam Nacelle Line for Gulfstreams
Gulfstream parent General Dynamics acquired the Nordam Group’s nacelle manufacturing line for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets.
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