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

FCC Set To Pass New Smallsat Regulations As Interest Rockets 
The smallsat market could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27% over the next decade, and Washington wants to make sure the sector remains U.S.-dominant.
FCC Set To Pass New SmallSat Regulations As Interest Rockets 
The Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission is looking to streamline licensing and regulation of small satellites to catalyze their development and related services.
Latest 737 MAX Issue Seen Delaying Future-Year Production Increases  2
Many experts now believe Boeing may not raise its monthly 737 production rate to 52 new aircraft until next summer and it might put off Rate 57 until late 2020.
Apollo Contractors Are Gone But Not Forgotten  4
A lot has changed in the U.S. space industry since the Apollo program 50 years ago, but not everything has.
Analysts See Financing Effect on Airlines Due to Libor 
Airlines face a major change in their access to fund raising in coming years and could see disruption as the financial world weens off using the Libor rate as a standard.
Major Aerospace Manufacturers Face Tense Race to Digitalize 
Major aerospace manufacturers, such as General Electric (GE), United Technologies (UTC) and Honeywell International, are racing to become more digitalized and many have spent big money to change their businesses and portfolios.
Major Aerospace Players Race To Digitalize 
Many have spent big money to change their businesses and portfolios. But a new report from a major credit agency says they face stiff competition from traditional software providers and risk overreaching.
Heico Buys French Comms Specialist Bernier 
Bernier will continue to operate under its own name and in its current engineering and production facility located in Bretigny-sur-Orge, France.
Wall Street Offers Sober MAX Outlook After Latest Setback  6
Momentum from the Paris Air Show is fading and Wall Street analysts are quickly taking a sobering financial view of the Boeing 737 MAX issue now that an extended grounding of the aircraft and halt in deliveries could drag into the fourth quarter, at least.
Shareholders Wait To See If Circor Will Negotiate Takeover By Crane 
The aerospace and defense industry can be highly competitive, but rarely does one company lambaste another company’s entire business plan and management.
Astronics Buys Land-Based Mobile Radio Company FCT 
Aircraft seat power and connectivity provider Astronics has acquired Freedom Communication Technologies (FCT), a developer and manufacturer of communication test equipment for the land-based mobile radio test market, for $22 million in cash.
Crane, Circor Trade Shots As Takeover Drama Unfolds 
Allegations are flying in the back-and-forth between rival pump-and-valve makers Crane and Circor as the former tries to take over the latter in a stock buyout.
Hawk30 HAPS UAV Faces Measured Buildup To 2023 Launch 
AeroVironment will build two more of its newly rolled out Hawk30 solar-powered high-altitude, pseudo-satellite (HAPS) unmanned aircraft for certification purposes.
Hawk30 HAPS UAV Faces Measured Buildup To 2023 Launch 
AeroVironment will build two more of its newly rolled out Hawk30 solar-powered high-altitude, pseudo-satellite (HAPS) unmanned aircraft for certification purposes.
Mitsubishi Deal Spells End For CRJ Production 
Mitsubishi to acquire CRJ sales and support network to support its SpaceJet regional jet, but Bombardier will end production in 2020.
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