Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Bruno is Aviation Week's Senior Business Editor. 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.

For six years through 2012 he was managing editor of a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelancers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, "the Pulitzer Prize of business media." Bruno was also the lead author for two Neals himself. He is the founder of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Going Concerns business column and frequently provides the popular Washington Outlook column.

Besides reporting, Bruno regularly hosts or helps organize Aviation Week’s conferences and events, such as the Laureates Awards and AerospaceDefenseChain conference. He offers expert insight as a keynote speaker and panelist and has appeared at the Wharton Aerospace Conference and numerous prime-contractor and consultant conferences, as well as in other news outlets like Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and foreign media.

Prior to Aviation Week, Bruno was a staff writer 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.

Articles
F-35 Engine Upgrade Would Enable Directed Energy Weapons
Pratt & Whitney is refining its proposed upgrade path for the F135 Joint Strike Fighter engine to include increased power and thermal management system capability.
Is This The Hottest A&D M&A Market Ever? 
M&A in the A&D sector is surging and may be on its way to new levels across the board. Many advisors are wondering who is next?
L3 Buys Cybersecurity Shops
L3 Technologies is acquiring two cybersecurity companies to fill in capabilities that match the defense and aerospace services sector’s new demands.
Arconic, Lockheed Boost 3D Printing Partnership 
Arconic has signed a new two-year joint development agreement with Lockheed Martin to develop customized, lightweight material and advanced manufacturing processes.
L3 Buys Space Planner ADS

L3 Technologies has acquired Applied Defense Solutions, an aerospace engineering, software development and space situational awareness company for about $50 million.

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Herndon, Virginia, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, the business will be renamed L3 ADS. It provides space systems mission planning for the intelligence community, Pentagon, NASA and other customers.

GoGo Considers Sale, Splitting Up Under Massive Revamp 
Inflight connectivity provider GoGo is considering a sale, splitting up the company or other exit plans.
Northrop CEO Wes Bush To Step Back At Year’s End 
Northrop Grumman Chairman and CEO Wes Bush will give up the latter title at year’s end, handing the corner office to current Northrop COO Kathy Warden.
Gogo Considers Sale, Splitting Up Company 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is considering a sale, splitting up the company or other exit plans, and has been approached with a “number of inquiries in the past few weeks,” top executives said in a July 13 teleconference.
UTC Aerospace: Betting The House On A Digital Future 
The head of UTC Aerospace Systems talks about his new combined company with Rockwell Collins, pressures from Boeing and the all-digital future of aerospace.
Business Case For NMA May Not Work For Some Suppliers  1
The business case for Boeing’s NMA may be hard to close, especially for suppliers, as cost and return on investment issues remain.
L3 Buys Cybersecurity Shops To Boost C6ISR Offerings 
L3 Technologies is acquiring two cybersecurity companies.
Leader Spotlight: Leanne Caret, President, Boeing Defense, Space & Security 
View the Leader Spotlight: Leanne Caret, President, Boeing Defense, Space & Security document in PDF format.
L3 Buys Space Mission Planning Provider ADS 
L3 Technologies has acquired Applied Defense Solutions, an aerospace engineering, software development and space situational awareness company for $50 million.
Arlington Capital Adds Perfekta To Aerostructures Roll Up 
Cadence Aerospace will acquire Wichita-based Perfekta.
Arlington Capital Adds Perfekta To Aerostructures Roll Up 
Cadence Aerospace will acquire Wichita-based Perfekta.
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