Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Michael is Aviation Week's Senior Business Editor. He covers aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, supply chains and other related issues.
Since joining Aviation Week in 2005, Michael also has helped cover federal budgets and congressional affairs. For six years through 2012 he managed a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelance writers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, established the award-winning Ares defense technology blog, and produced the former Defense Technology International monthly magazine. Michael periodically helps host Aviation Week’s annual DTAR, MRO Military and A&D Programs conferences, and speaks at other engagements.
Prior to Aviation Week, Michael was a reporter for the Washington Post and BNA covering businesses and federal acquisition. He has a master's in print journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University.

Industry, Wall Street Look Beyond Elections 
Analysts predict that even if Republicans regain a majority in the Senate, A&D spending depends on other factors
Oil Price Drops Not Concerning Manufacturing 
“The thinking here is that airlines will feel less pressure to replace old fuel inefficient planes,” RBC Capital Markets analysts said in a note to clients earlier this month.
Performance-Based Logistics Advocates Launch Re-Education Campaign 
With no less than the Pentagon’s top leaders throwing their weight behind increasing performance-based logistics (PBLs) as a favorite type of contract, the future looks bright for industry providers and advocates.
A&D Contractors Continue to Enjoy Pension Tailwind 
In what might seem paradoxical, worker retirements are bringing benefits to many A&D contractors
A&D Contractors Continue To Enjoy Pension Tailwind 
Several regulatory and financial factors have combined over the last year to boost most major U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) contractors’ bottom lines in a way their core operations could not alone – all due to workers’ retirements.
Exelis Drops Army, Aims At USAF, FAA, NASA 
Exelis sets its sights on airborne and technology strengths
Post-Spin Exelis Eyes Acquisitions, Research, Dividends 
With the military services business spin-off wrapping up over the weekend, Exelis CEO David Melcher tells Aviation Week that his company could focus on larger acquisitions, as well as rewarding investors and shareholders and investing in more research for its core offerings.
Divestitures Remain A&D Portfolio Shaper Of Choice 
Big M&A may lurk, but divestitures remain industry’s go-to portfolio shaper
Rockwell Stock Jumps On Share Buyback Boost 
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, avionics and flight communications provider told Wall Street about its fiscal 2015 financial expectations, including a $500 million boost in corporate stock buybacks, and the company’s share price jumped 2.75% in response on Sept. 19.
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