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
Congressman Wants Pentagon Inquiry Into TransDigm 
A member of Congress is calling for an inquiry into TransDigm's well-known practice of driving up prices on proprietary parts it provides to customers, including some in products for the U.S. Defense Department.
TransDigm Troubles Continue With Call For Probe 
A member of Congress is calling for an inquiry into TransDigm's well-known practice of driving up prices on proprietary parts it provides to customers, including some in products for the U.S. Defense Department.
Pentagon Pricing Czar Looks Forward To Trump Era 
One of the defense industry’s chief antagonists feels like he has a new lease on his professional life, as well as a new mandate to drive the hardest bargains possible out of defense contractors.
USAF Considers Using F-35 Logistics System Elsewhere  2
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin are talking about using the F-35 program’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) across more aircraft fleets.
Defense Services Providers Look to Prosper In Trump Era 
U.S. defense services providers look set to prosper under President Donald Trump’s new budget priorities, several financial analysts say.
European Investigators Tag Team Airbus 
UK and French criminal investigators are focusing on an inquiry into Airbus, and alleged misuse of third-party agents and European export credit.
Privatized ATC, End To EAS Sought In Trump Budget 
Although the funding and the plan remain to be seen, U.S. President Donald Trump has made one thing clear about U.S. air traffic control: He wants to take it out of government’s hands.
Trump Budget Seeks Privatized ATC, End To EAS 
Although the funding and the plan remain to be seen, U.S. President Donald Trump has made one thing clear about U.S. air traffic control: He wants to take it out of government’s hands.
Mass-producing Satellite Factory Breaks Ground In Florida 
OneWeb Satellites on March 16 kicked off construction of its proposed $85 million, high-volume satellite manufacturing factory in Exploration Park, Florida, near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Opinion: Scope Clause Debate Increasingly Weighs on RJ World  5
Renegotiation of scope clause restrictions is worrisome to makers of new RJs and associated sectors such as appraisers; few are predicting much change.
Safran Cites New Info In Disputed Zodiac Bid 
Embattled aircraft interiors provider Zodiac Aerospace’s latest poor financial results represent new information for aspiring acquirer Safran.
Safran Cites New Info In Disputed Zodiac Bid 
Embattled aircraft interiors provider Zodiac Aerospace’s latest poor financial results represent new information for aspiring acquirer Safran.
A&D Trade Group Members Endorse Tax Overhaul, Border Tax 
A who’s who of U.S. aerospace and defense companies is offering industry’s cover to help make sure Washington passes a Republican tax regime that is in part expected to cut corporate rates.
Tax Overhaul, Border Tax Endorsed By A&D Trade Group Members 
A who’s who of U.S. aerospace and defense companies is offering industry’s cover to help make sure Washington passes a Republican tax regime that is in part expected to cut corporate rates.
U.S. Trade Group Endorses Tax Overhaul, Border Tax 
A who’s-who of U.S. aerospace and defense companies is offering industry cover to Republican-led tax revisions.
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