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.

Workforce Concerns, Data Reveal A Deep Paradox For A&D  8
The A&D industry finds it can’t always get what it wants in the workforce; but it gets what it needs.
New Pentagon Approach to Technology, R&D, Brings Culture Shock And Shrugs  2
The Pentagon’s new approach to ignite and capture innovation and technology may be both meaningful and meaningless.
Defense Primes Will Reign Even With Technology Outreach 
The Pentagon may be looking toward Silicon Valley for cutting edge ideas, but it still needs the leadership and experience of its legacy primes, including in a new role guiding the new players.
Lockheed Purchase Of Sikorsky Means Deeper Defense Dive, Less Diversification 
With Sikorsky deal, and IT divestitures, Lockheed Martin is doubling-down on weapons for Washington
Sikorsky Deal Could Redefine Lockheed  5
The planned $9 billion purchase could be more defining for Lockheed, the Pentagon’s leading prime contractor, than helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky or even the rotorcraft market.
Stock Market Indicates More Hesitancy In A&D Sector 
Is this the beginning of the end of the great A&D stock boom?
Raytheon CEO Says Key Is Being Own Disruptor  1
In a Q&A with Aviation Week editors, Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy talks about new opportunities, challenges, and being his own disruptor.
Global A&D Suppliers Continue Flocking To U.S. 
Despite some naysayers in the U.S. A&D sector, most suppliers from overseas view the U.S. as a vibrant market where capitalism at its finest plays out.
Task List Awaits Muilenburg As New Boeing CEO 
The aerospace and defense giant comes under new leadership, with big decisions waiting that could remake the company as it heads toward its second century.
Muilenburg Named New Boeing CEO; McNerney To Chair  2
The transition is expected to go well for the original equipment manufacturer and Pentagon prime contractor, which turns 100 years old next year and may reach $100 billion in annual revenue around the same time.
Defense Acquisition Reform With A McCain Twist 
A Senate effort would unwind a major acquisition reform of the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act; Ex-Im Bank hits deadline.
Opinion: Paris Air Show: A Boon For M&A 
The annual airshow event in Europe always helps boost M&A, but this year could be a record-setter.
Government Services Providers Continue To Feel the Pain 
Federal spending cuts and declines in stock value signal a rocky road for the government IT and services providers.
Opinion: A&D Companies Load Up On Debt For Purchases 
Many players in the aerospace and defense arena are opting to take on more debt ahead of the projected rise in interest rates anticipated this fall.
New Leader at Rolls-Royce Illustrates Investor Anxiety  3
Rolls’s results were worsening in a way not seen since the worldwide financial crisis of 2008.

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