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

NASA Chief Urges Greener U.S. Aircraft 
U.S. aerospace manufacturers and policy leaders would be wise to pursue more environmentally friendly aircraft offerings, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says.
NASA Chief: Greener Aircraft Vital For U.S. Exports 
U.S. aerospace manufacturers and policy leaders would be wise to pursue more environmentally friendly aircraft offerings for at least one simple reason: exports into Europe and elsewhere where climate change concerns are rising, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NASA Chief Urges Greener U.S. Aircraft 
In a sit-down interview with Aerospace DAILY, Bridenstine indicated that—politics of climate change aside—market forces may necessitate hybrid electric propulsion and generally greater electrification of aircraft to achieve greener products.
Boeing May Reset NMA Sequence As Airbus Launches A321XLR  8
Airbus’ low-risk launch of the A321XLR adds to the pressure on Boeing to react sooner rather than later with plans for its new midmarket airplane.
Kaman Sells Distribution Half To Focus On A&D 
Kaman Corp. announced June 26 that it has struck a deal to sell its Distribution division—about half of its company—to Littlejohn & Co. for $700 million.
Kaman To Sell Distribution Segment To Focus On A&D 
Kaman Corp. announced June 26 that it has struck a deal to sell its Distribution division—about half of its company—to Littlejohn & Co. for $700 million so Kaman can focus almost exclusively on aerospace and defense as it tries to restructure its business.
Commercial Engines Head Calio To Succeed Leduc As Pratt President 
Senior UTC aerospace executive Christopher Calio will take over aerospace engine maker Pratt & Whitney from Bob Leduc after the latter retires in early 2020, parent United Technologies (UTC) announced June 25.
Calio To Replace Leduc As Pratt & Whitney Chief 
Christopher Calio will take over aerospace engine maker Pratt & Whitney from Bob Leduc after the latter retires in early 2020, parent UTC announced June 25.
Calio To Replace Leduc As Pratt & Whitney Chief 
Christopher Calio will take over aerospace engine maker Pratt & Whitney from Bob Leduc after the latter retires in early 2020, parent UTC announced June 25.
Climate Concerns Could Reignite Commercial Aerospace, Or Burn It  11
Embracing hybrid-electric aviation could boost the aerospace sector’s appeal, prolong the long-term 4-5% annual growth in air travel and stimulate the regional market.
Legacy Space Industry Tries To Buttress NASA Human Programs 
Providing constant, predictable federal appropriations for the U.S. human space exploration effort is the most important message Congress needs to hear, legacy contractors responsible for the late and overbudget programs told Capitol Hill aides recently.
Mitsubishi Buys CRJ From Bombardier For $550M 
Bombardier’s reign as a marquee regional jet builder will end within a year now that the Canadian manufacturer has struck a deal to sell its Canadair Regional Jet program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for $550 million and assumption of some debt.
Mitsubishi Buys CRJ From Bombardier For $550M 
Bombardier’s reign as a marquee regional jet builder will end within a year now that the Canadian manufacturer has struck a deal to sell its Canadair Regional Jet program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for $550 million and assumption of some debt.
L3 Technologies, Harris Corporation Set To Close Merger 
U.S. antitrust officials blessed the merger of L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation on June 20, with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) announcing terms for allowing the deal that match what the companies were already doing.
GE Diversifies Forgings, Castings As Narrowbody Chokepoint Persists 
With forgings and castings for commercial aviation engines remaining a chokepoint in the narrowbody supply chain, engine OEM General Electric is trying to diversify away from traditional providers Arconic and Berkshire Hathaway’s Precision Castparts, analysts said at the Paris Air Show.
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