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.

Pentagon Pricing Czar On IP: We Want Access 
According to the Defense Department’s pricing czar, the crux of the military’s concern is about use, or access, to the know-how IP – not necessarily its ownership.
Analysts: Iranian Deals Mean Moderate Business Boost 
New U.S. Treasury Department licenses for aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing to sell commercial aircraft to Iran could mean as much as a 3% boost to future industry demand through the next decade, according to Wall Street analysts.
SwitchPitch A&D Business Matchmaking Event Coming 
A new aerospace and defense technology incubator effort comes back to Washington Sept. 27 with a twist: established aerospace and defense companies will pitch funded innovation projects to qualified startups looking for partners.
U.S. Defense R&D Trough Brings Consequences  2
Officials and executives should turn some attention to the drought of new defense projects on the horizon.
Trade Organization Ruling Stokes Boeing-Airbus Subsidy Battle  6
A World Trade Organization compliance panel has found state sponsors of the Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft. Boeing representatives say the decision could mean more than $10 billion in allowable annual trade clawbacks for the U.S.
Boeing, U.S. To Push For Airbus-Europe Compensation 
Boeing and the U.S. government will push ahead in seeking compensation from Europe, now that a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel has found state sponsors of Toulouse-based Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft, officials and executives said Sept. 22.
Hiccups Notwithstanding, UAV Market Looks Promising 
What goes up must come down, but in the UAV market, looks can be deceiving.
Tokyo To Buy New Boeing KC-46A Tankers 
The Pentagon said the State Department has approved Japan’s request for a foreign military sale (FMS) of four next-generation tankers
U.S. Issues Iranian Air Transport Sale Licenses 
The U.S. government has issued licenses that allow Airbus and Boeing to sell aircraft to Iranian airlines.
ATC Reform Advocates Vow To Press On and Win  1
With little more than a year until the FAA’s authorization runs out, debates over whether air traffic control should be handed to the private sector are raging.
Industry Faces Paradox Of Wanting, Fearing Retirements 
While industry retirements are of concern, so too is low attrition, especially as Silicon Valley muscles into A&D’s wheelhouse.
ATC Reform Advocates Vow To Fight On, But First: Elections 
There are fewer than 378 days until the FAA’s authorization runs out, and you can expect almost every one to them to be devoted to debating whether air traffic control (ATC) should be handed over to the private sector.
Late-Stage Defense Research Seen Looking Weaker 
Think tank analysts and Pentagon officials are raising new warning signs for future defense research efforts.
AAR Buys Miami Paint Shop Sonic Aviation 
MRO and support provider AAR said Sept. 14 it has acquired Sonic Aviation, an aircraft paint stripping and washing business at Miami International Airport.
Boeing CEO Reiterates Financial Guidance 
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says he expects his air transport OEM to show a book-to-bill ratio of new orders to deliveries of “around 1” when final 2016 financial results are provided next year.

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