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.


Virgin Orbit Could Sell Up To $250M In Shares To Sustain Ops
Virgin Orbit, the newly public satellite launch provider, saw revenue halve and its net loss double in the first quarter of 2022. 
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Wiring Connector Hiccup Slowed Boeing 737 MAX Delivery, CFO Says

By Michael Bruno May 11, 2022
Boeing CFO Brian West said a slowdown in supply of a wiring connector for the 737 MAX was responsible for relatively lower April deliveries.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Maxar WorldView Legion Launch Delayed After Test Issue

By Michael Bruno May 10, 2022
The highly anticipated debut of the WorldView Legion high-resolution constellation from Maxar Technologies is slipping again, this time to September, as the Colorado company works through a test configuration anomaly, executives announced late May 9.
Commercial Space