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

New Master Deal At Spirit Aero And Boeing Increases Supplier Pressure 
OEM giant Boeing and top aerostructures provider Spirit AeroSystems signing a master agreement covering several aircraft for years, further pressing suppliers.
Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems To Sign New Master Production Agreement 
A new master agreement between Boeing and leading aerostructures supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) is expected to be signed this month that should resolve penalty payments over 737 production delays in 2018.
Maxar Jettisons CEO Lance After Tumultuous Year 
Howard Lance, the chief executive and a key architect of the transformation of Maxar Technologies, has resigned immediately and been replaced by Daniel Jablonsky.
Brazil’s President Won’t Block Boeing’s Embraer Buy 
The office of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, said he would not block Boeing’s proposed purchase of 80% of Embraer’s commercial business, or a separate joint venture to sell KC-390s.
Credit Analysts: Embraer Weaker After Boeing Deal 
Boeing’s purchase of most of Embraer’s commercial aircraft business and rights to sell military KC-390s may be a boon to the former, already the world’s largest aerospace and defense provider, but credit analysts say it will leave the Brazilian airplane maker with a weaker financial profile for the near future.
Analysts: Embraer Weaker After Boeing Deal 
Boeing’s purchase of most of Embraer’s commercial aircraft business and rights to sell military KC-390s may be a boon to the former, already the world’s largest aerospace and defense provider, but credit analysts say it will leave the Brazilian airplane maker with a weaker financial profile for the near future.
Brazil President Will Not Block Boeing Buy of Embraer 
The office of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro said he would not block Boeing’s proposed purchase of 80% of Embraer’s commercial business, or a separate joint venture to sell KC-390s.
Air Transport Production Increases Could Slow, Analysts Say  1
Skepticism in the supply chain lingers over going beyond new production targets for making airliners already outlined for 2019.
Opinion: Aerospace Needs To Make New Friends with Deep Pockets 
A new year’s prediction: 2019 will see “big money” finally buy in on aerospace—or decide to leave it for another generation. The chances are 50-50.
Podcast: Help Wanted—Must Love Airplanes
Need workers? Got workers but they don’t have the right skills? After decades of shedding employees, A&D finds itself in a race to staff-up ahead of everything. What should companies do?
Boeing, Spirit Near New Production Agreement 
A new master agreement between Boeing and leading aerostructures supplier Spirit AeroSystems is expected to be signed this month.
Digital Global Systems Lands Counter-UAV Funding 
Capitalizing on growing interest in defending against unmanned aircraft, Digital Global Systems said it recently raised an additional $7.5 million.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Is Aviation Week’s Person Of The Year 2018 2
From reshaping the supply chain to big wins in defense, his actions have reverberated across the industry.
Private Investment In Space Ventures Keeps Skyrocketing 
But the final frontier remains the playground of only the most adventurous investors—and for good reasons.
Airbus A220 Production To Help Put Mobile On Map  4
Airbus will almost double its commercial aircraft production workforce in Mobile, Alabama, as it ramps up A220 final assembly there.
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