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
Norwegian Accelerates Long-haul Expansion After U.S. Ruling 
Following a two-year application process and a heated debate, NAI’s foreign air carrier permit is finally approved by the U.S. Transportation Department.
Boeing Buys Unmanned Seagoing Company Liquid Robotics 
Boeing said late Dec. 6 it has struck a deal to buy Liquid Robotics, which makes autonomous maritime systems and is the developer of the Sharc Wave Glider ocean surface robot.
U.S. Air Force
Aerospace Trade Group Sees Big Lift In 2017  11
Hours after the next U.S. president targeted Boeing’s Air Force One contract as excessive, America’s aerospace trade association said it is preparing for “a challenging policy arena in both Washington, D.C., and a rapidly changing global environment.”
Aerospace Trade Group Sees Big Lift in 2017 
America’s aerospace trade association said it is preparing for “a challenging policy arena in both Washington D.C. and a rapidly changing global environment.”
DOT Approves NAI Over Labor’s Protests 
Reaction to the U.S. Transportation Department’s (DOT) Dec. 2 approval of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier permit was swift, loud and predictable.
Norwegian Decision Triggers Backlash – and Praise 
Opponents vow to fight on as Obama administration okays Norwegian foreign air carrier permit in its final days.
Safran USA Fighting Its Way Into U.S. Military Work 
Safran USA hopes to grow its portfolio of work for the Pentagon but knows it has a hard fight to educate Washington and the defense industry on tapping the American arm of the France-based Tier 1 aerospace and defense provider.
The New-Model CEO At Spirit AeroSystems  3
The Western A&D sector would do well to take a closer look at Spirit AeroSystem’s relatively new CEO and president, Tom Gentile.
Spirit CEO Demurs On Turnaround Talk 
Spirit AeroSystems CEO and President Tom Gentile will not cop to a turnaround for the leading aerostructures provider, but the relatively new chief executive is happy to point out his Wichita company has entered a new moneymaking era.
Spirit CEO Demurs On Turnaround Talk 
Spirit AeroSystems CEO and President Tom Gentile will not cop to a turnaround for the leading aerostructures provider, but the relatively new chief executive is happy to point out his Wichita company has entered a new moneymaking era.
Spirit CEO Gentile Demurs On Turnaround Talk 
Spirit AeroSystems CEO and President Tom Gentile will not cop to a turnaround for the leading aerostructures provider, but the relatively new chief executive is happy to point out his Wichita company has entered a new moneymaking era.
What Next For Boeing, Airbus Commercial Aircraft Deals With Iran?  43
In any Iran commercial aircraft deals, financing remains the unanswered question, and a new U.S. House bill makes the options clearer.
Podcast: What Will Trump Do For Aerospace And Defense? 2
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is just beginning to form his team. What will it mean for aerospace, aviation, NASA, trade and the economy?
Incoming: What To Watch For From The Trump Administration  73
Donald Trump’s election to the White House means change is coming to the A&D world, but practically no one—maybe not even the president-elect—knows exactly what those changes will be.
A&D Heavyweights Roll Out Venture Capital Arms  1
After years of declining research efforts, defense primes and aerospace OEMs are repositioning to become the perfect partners for startups via corporate venture capital projects.
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