Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Michael is Aviation Week's Senior Business Editor. He covers aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, supply chains and other related issues.
Since joining Aviation Week in 2005, Michael also has helped cover federal budgets and congressional affairs. For six years through 2012 he managed a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelance writers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, established the award-winning Ares defense technology blog, and produced the former Defense Technology International monthly magazine. Michael periodically helps host Aviation Week’s annual DTAR, MRO Military and A&D Programs conferences, and speaks at other engagements.
Prior to Aviation Week, Michael was a reporter 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.

Europeans Could Save U.S. Aerospace Companies  4
A new U.S. report names Airbus and France as potentially rich targets for small manufacturers looking to goose exports.
Alcoa To Split Into Two Companies 
Alcoa’s breakup into two publicly traded Fortune 500 companies follows a multibillion dollar campaign to
Alcoa To Split In Two, With Aerospace Boosting New Company 
Alcoa said Sept. 28 that by the second half 2016 it plans to split into two publicly traded Fortune 500 companies.
ULA-Aerojet Rocketdyne Bid Signals Arrival Of Disrupters 
SpaceX and other new players in the A&D field may change the way heritage providers do business.
Aerojet Eyes ULA Buy As ULA Courts Blue Origin 
ULA, Blue Origin announce production deal in wake of Aerojet’s offer to buy rocket manufacturer.
Aerojet’s Offer For Troubled ULA Could Be Savvy Play 
What is a company to do if it can’t get rights to a competitor’s coveted product? If you are Aerojet, you could offer to buy that competitor.
Aerojet Offer For Troubled ULA: A Savvy Play?  17
What is a company to do if it can’t get rights to a competitor’s coveted product? If you are Aerojet, just offer to buy that competitor.
Workforce Concerns, Data Reveal A Deep Paradox For A&D  8
The A&D industry finds it can’t always get what it wants in the workforce; but it gets what it needs.
New Pentagon Approach to Technology, R&D, Brings Culture Shock And Shrugs  2
The Pentagon’s new approach to ignite and capture innovation and technology may be both meaningful and meaningless.
Defense Primes Will Reign Even With Technology Outreach 
The Pentagon may be looking toward Silicon Valley for cutting edge ideas, but it still needs the leadership and experience of its legacy primes, including in a new role guiding the new players.
Lockheed Purchase Of Sikorsky Means Deeper Defense Dive, Less Diversification 
With Sikorsky deal, and IT divestitures, Lockheed Martin is doubling-down on weapons for Washington
Sikorsky Deal Could Redefine Lockheed  5
The planned $9 billion purchase could be more defining for Lockheed, the Pentagon’s leading prime contractor, than helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky or even the rotorcraft market.
Stock Market Indicates More Hesitancy In A&D Sector 
Is this the beginning of the end of the great A&D stock boom?
Raytheon CEO Says Key Is Being Own Disruptor  1
In a Q&A with Aviation Week editors, Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy talks about new opportunities, challenges, and being his own disruptor.
Global A&D Suppliers Continue Flocking To U.S. 
Despite some naysayers in the U.S. A&D sector, most suppliers from overseas view the U.S. as a vibrant market where capitalism at its finest plays out.

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