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
Canada’s MDA Buying DigitalGlobe 
In a major acquisition that seals its presence in the U.S., Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates will buy Earth imagery and info provider DigitalGlobe.
Opinion: Trump’s Promise to Cut Business Regulations Faces History  6
When it comes to cutting regulations, the U.S. has seen this movie before, and we know how it ends—or at least how it has every time before.
TransDigm Buys Cockpit Restraints, Airbag Businesses 
Master aerospace acquirer TransDigm Group said Feb. 22 it has acquired the stock of Schroth Safety Products of Germany, and certain aviation and defense assets and liabilities from subsidiaries of Takata for about $90 million total in cash.
Trump Says Two Allies Will Now Buy Only American Fighters 
President Donald Trump said Feb. 23 that two allied countries which had not been allowed to buy fighters from the U.S. will be authorized to do so, with the expectation that they will only buy American.
TransDigm Buys Cockpit Restraints, Airbag Businesses 
Master aerospace acquirer TransDigm Group said Feb. 22 it acquired the stock of Schroth Safety Products of Germany and certain aviation and defense assets and liabilities from subsidiaries of Takata.
TransDigm Purchases Airbag, Cockpit Restraints Businesses 
Master aerospace acquirer TransDigm Group said Feb. 22 it acquired the stock of Schroth Safety Products of Germany and certain aviation and defense assets and liabilities from subsidiaries of Takata.
L3 Sells Coleman Aerospace To Aerojet Rocketdyne 
L3 Technologies is selling its Coleman Aerospace business unit to Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $15 million in cash.
CEO: UTC Working Through Engine Teething Pains 
The head of United Technologies Corp. (UTC)—parent of engine maker Pratt & Whitney—admitted there was more “pain” for UTC stakeholders to feel over geared turbofan engine fixes.
U.S., Russia Lead Arms Exports As China Grows, Study Says  1
High-technology weaponry is keeping the U.S. atop the global arms sales race, independent trackers said in their latest long-term summary.
Air Traffic Debates Are Almost As Cloudy As Before U.S. Election  14
Practically everyone involved thinks air traffic issues will dominate FAA reauthorization, but few can say what will happen.
Cobham Hit By Financial Charges, Including USAF KC-46A
Financial charges from the delayed U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker continue to ripple across industry, with refueling system provider Cobham warning it will take $187 million in charges.
British Investors Challenge Safran Over Zodiac Buy 
A London-based activist hedge fund is challenging Safran Group’s proposed $9 billion acquisition of embattled seat maker Zodiac Aerospace, arguing the major aircraft engine and parts provider pay out its shareholders instead of buying the cabin-interiors provider.
Activist Investors Target Midtier A&D, Maybe Other Companies  6
Gordon Gekko may have been a fictional movie character, but increasingly he seems alive and well in the boardrooms of U.S. A&D companies—and he could be aiming for a corner office near you, too.
Engine Structures Next Target For OPM’s 3-D-Printed Composites  3
Oxford Performance Materials is making carbon-fiber-reinforced 3-D-printed thermoplastic parts for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft.
Defense Industry Seeks Retraction Of Obama R&D Rule 
The Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations (Codsia) is highlighting one new regulation to retract.
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