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
Additive Manufacturing Seen As Secret Sauce At GE 
Additive manufacturing is where GE Aviation and its parent may achieve the next breakthrough in business performance, according to a leading executive.
Magellan Aerospace Builds Indian Facility In Diversity Play 

Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace parts and systems, on Nov. 15 declared a groundbreaking on its new manufacturing and assembly facility near the Bangalore International Airport.

Magellan Aerospace's Facility Part Of 'Make In India' 

Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace parts and systems, on Nov. 15 declared a groundbreaking on its new manufacturing and assembly facility near the Bangalore International Airport.

This is part of the company’s play into the “Make in India” initiative and away from flatter prospects at home.

Magellan Aerospace Builds Indian Facility In Diversity Play 
Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace parts and systems, on Nov. 15 declared a groundbreaking on its new manufacturing and assembly facility near the Bangalore International Airport.
Acquisition Reforms In Defense Bill Seen As Moderate 
Incumbent and legacy providers will remain under pressure as the latest annual defense policy bill solidifies Washington’s march toward more open and commercially oriented acquisition.
Northrop Wins U.S. Army ISR Support Bid Dispute: Execs 
Leading Northrop Grumman executives said Nov. 15 their company had prevailed in a contract bid dispute over a potential 10-year award from the U.S. Army.
Aerospace Companies Restructure To Fulfill Financial Goals 
It is getting harder to find a Western A&D company not undergoing restructuring. Wall Street may be to blame—and it may benefit.
Supplier Meggitt To Get New CEO In January 
Meggitt CEO Stephen Young will retire at the end of April 2018.
New CEO In Pipeline At Meggitt 
Meggitt said it was on track to meet its full-year organic revenue growth guidance of 2-4%.
Ultra Electronics Jettisons CEO, Warns About 2017 Financials 
In what might be an example of the industrial effect of subdued U.K. defense spending, England’s Ultra Electronics said Nov. 10 that CEO Rakesh Sharma “stepped down” immediately.
Bid Protest Losers May Have To Start Paying Soon 
The U.S. Defense Department is on course to begin a three-year pilot program to charge losers of contract bid protests under a provision of the recently agreed on defense authorization compromise for fiscal 2018.
Freight UAV Startup Natilus Lands New Funding 
Startup freight-flying UAV company Natilus has closed a second round of seed funding from Starburst Ventures and plans to soon test-fly a prototype.
UAV Startup Natilus Lands New Funding 
Startup freight-flying UAV company Natilus has closed a second round of seed funding from Starburst Ventures and plans to soon test-fly a prototype.
GE Aviation Winner In Company’s Restructuring 
GE Aviation will remain one of General Electric’s core businesses, executives said Nov. 13 in a long-awaited announcement.
GE Aviation Winner In Restructuring Of Company 
GE Aviation will remain one of General Electric’s core businesses, executives said Nov. 13 in a long-awaited announcement.
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