Michael Bruno

Senior Business Editor

Washington, DC


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.


Daily Memo: Defense Against Inflation, On-Time Deliveries Top 2023 Gameplan

By Michael Bruno Nov 21, 2022
The agenda for OEMs and suppliers alike in 2023 is becoming increasingly clear: playing inflation defense and delivering on time to customers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Sees No Supply Chain Relief Until 2024

By Michael Bruno Nov 14, 2022
Delays in suppliers providing engines, avionics and interiors continue to hamper Embraer, forcing the Brazilian aerospace and defense leader to miss delivering dozens of aircraft so far in 2022.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Are New-Space Company Overhauls Seasonal Or Terminal?

By Michael Bruno Nov 11, 2022
A slew of new-space companies are unveiling strategic changes or acknowledging setbacks. Is it the end or the beginning?
Commercial Space