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.

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Unaffected By Ukraine Conflict, But Concerns Persist 
Titanium supply concerns weigh on Western manufacturers
Alcoa, Boeing Unveil Their Largest-Ever Agreement 
Details were not immediately provided, but Alcoa said the “multi-year” deal is “valued at more than $1 billion” and makes it the sole supplier to Boeing for wing skins on all of the manufacturer’s metallic structure airplanes.
Divestitures Remain Portfolio Shaper Of Choice 
This was the year that strategic M&A activity was supposed to pick up in earnest after being pushed off by the 2008 financial crisis, slow recovery and drawdown of U.S. wars.
ViaSat, Loral Space, SS/L Settle Satellite Disagreements 
"We believe this settlement is the largest ever in a commercial satellite communications intellectual property matter," said Rick Baldridge, president and COO of ViaSat.
Spirit Aerosystems Climbs To New Heights 
Headlines and history aside, Spirit AeroSystems is flying high
Pentagon Rolls Out New Competition Guidelines 
The most powerful acquisition official in the Pentagon is about to give contractors what they want – and fear – the most: more competition.
Pentagon Rolls Out New Competition Guidelines 
The Pentagon will increasingly rely on direct and “indirect” competition in acquisition
Budget Cuts Hitting Some U.S. Defense Providers 
It is the summer of setbacks for many U.S. defense-services providers
Some U.S. Defense-Services Providers Suffering 
Come September, DynCorp International could have its third CEO in as many months, while L-3 Communications may still be struggling to file regular financial results for the quarter that ended June 30 due to internal fraud.
Study: 2014 Is Year For Mass A&D Retirements 
Long-feared A&D workforce transition has begun—with a twist
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