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
Triumph, Bombardier Reach Deal On Global 7000 
Supplier Triumph Group and aircraft maker Bombardier appear to have resolved a growing dispute that threatened both companies this year.
Before Paris Show, Optimism About Backlogs and Deliveries, Not Orders  2
The big, annual air show in Europe has long been known for new orders of large commercial aircraft. But increasingly, emphasis is on the past and present.
Pentagon Offers Placeholder Budget, Promises More To Come  1
The Trump administration’s request for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 was not accompanied by the regular five-year defense spending plan, leaving even suggested guidance for major defense acquisition programs officially unknown.
Arconic And Activist Investor Make A Deal 
Arconic and Elliott Management said May 22 they have reached a deal on the makeup of Arconic’s board of directors.
Arconic, Activist Investor Make Deal; Look For CEO 
Arconic and activist investor Elliott Management have reached a deal on the makeup of Arconic’s board of directors and will work together in Arconic’s CEO search.
Honeywell Launches Venture Capital Effort 
Honeywell on May 17 unveiled a roughly $100 million corporate venture capital (CVC) effort to invest in early stage, high-growth technology companies that match the Tier 1 provider’s portfolio and software ambitions.
Honeywell Announces Venture Capital Effort 
Honeywell on May 17 unveiled a roughly $100 million corporate venture capital (CVC) effort to invest in early stage, high-growth technology companies that match the Tier 1 provider’s portfolio and software ambitions.
UBS: Airline Industry Over-Ordered; Airbus More Exposed 
The airline sector is 17% over-ordered when it comes to the commercial aircraft they need from original equipment manufacturers Airbus and Boeing, according to a new UBS analysis.
Vaunted Vought Properties Identified for Insolvency  2
Some Wall Street analysts suggest Vought’s insolvency warning might be a ploy to bolster Triumph in negotiations with OEM customers.
New Report On Space Industry Policy Requests Contains Warning  1
An analysis from space industry boosters in Washington seems aimed at the future, but really it is a warning about not repeating the past.
Global 7000, Triumph Group Key For Bombardier In 2017 
Analysts warn that Bombardier's execution on the Global 7000 and resolving supplier issues are key for its continued recovery.
Global 7000 Execution, Triumph Resolution Key For Bombardier  2
Analysts warn that Bombardier's execution on the Global 7000 and resolving supplier issues are key for its continued recovery.
Triumph Opens Path To Vought Aircraft Insolvency 
Embattled aerospace supplier Triumph Group has struck a deal with creditors that could lead to insolvency for its Vought Aircraft unit, whose roots date to the dawn of powered aviation.
Triumph Clears Path To Vought Aircraft Insolvency 
Embattled aerospace supplier Triumph Group has struck a deal with creditors that could lead to insolvency for its Vought Aircraft unit, whose roots date to the dawn of powered aviation.
Big Data Commands Big Attention In Aerospace And Defense 
Big data is the big deal in A&D, according to the buzz at recent industry conferences. Challenges remain, but the question is not whether to pay attention, but rather, how.
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