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
U.S. Aerospace Exports, Foreign Military Sales Are Better Than Before 
A lot in Washington is broken these days, but not everything needs to be fixed.
Western Aerospace Providers, Suppliers Invited To Morocco 
Dozens of Western aerospace suppliers are on the verge of hiring thousands of workers and even establishing additive manufacturing facilities in Morocco.
Western Aerospace Suppliers, Providers Invited To Morocco 
Dozens of Western aerospace suppliers are on the verge of hiring thousands of workers and even establishing additive manufacturing facilities in Morocco.
Western Aerospace Providers, Suppliers Invited To Morocco 
Dozens of Western aerospace suppliers are on the verge of hiring thousands of workers in Morocco, according to U.S. trade officials—so much so that they are quickly organizing a trade mission to the North African country in April.
Lockheed CEO Tells Trump Of New Hires, Cost Cuts 
Lockheed Martin Chairman President and CEO Marillyn Hewson told President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 13 that the F-35 provider was close to striking another production-lot contract that would see “significantly” lower unit costs of future Joint Strike Fighters.
Risks Seen For Contractors Recompeting In 2017 
Beware Booz Allen Hamilton, General Electric (GE) and other federal providers with Pentagon contracts expiring in 2017: you, too, could come under the bull’s-eye of a Trump administration looking to make good on campaign promises to cut costs.
Lockheed Martin Ventures Looks To Invest $25M Annually 
Want to get on the radar of the relatively new head of Lockheed Martin’s $100 million venture capital effort? It might be easier than imagined.
Ducommun Welcomes New CEO, A UTC Alum 
Aircraft and space systems parts and electronics provider Ducommun will welcome a new chief executive Jan. 23, with United Technologies Corp. alumnus Stephen Oswald taking over as president and CEO.
Ducommun Welcomes New CEO, a UTC Alum 
Aircraft and space systems parts and electronics provider Ducommun will welcome a new chief executive Jan. 23, with United Technologies Corp. (UTC) alumnus Stephen G. Oswald taking over as CEO and president.
Next FAA Drone Symposium In March 
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Jan. 6 that the agency’s second (and now annual) drone symposium will be in March in the Washington, D.C., area.
Aviation Week Persons Of The Year: Pentagon’s Carter, Work and Kendall 13
Top U.S. officials revamped acquisition of weapons, engaged non-traditional companies and pushed for new technologies and thinking in the Defense Department.
Should Aircraft OEMs Settle WTO Disputes?  8
Hope springs eternal for a grand bargain on WTO disputes among aircraft OEMs.
Podcast: Why Carter, Work and Kendall Are Aviation Week's 2016 Persons of the Year 4
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, his deputy, Bob Work, and procurement czar Frank Kendall have squeezed procurement costs and reached out for new technologies. Will their reforms last? Listen in as our editors discuss.
Time For Aircraft OEMs To Settle WTO Disputes? 
New flare-ups in old international trade grievances among aircraft manufacturers are raging again. If recent actions are a good indicator, they look unlikely to burn out any time soon.
Brazil, Embraer Push Ahead On WTO Dispute With Bombardier 
The Council of Ministers of Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) decided to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against Canada at the WTO, according to Embraer
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