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.

Ultra Electronics Taps Former BBA CEO As Chief 
British defense supplier Ultra Electronics has named former BBA Aviation chief executive Simon Pryce as its new CEO beginning June 18.
Specialty Air Services Company Discovery Air Begins Liquidation 
Canadian air charter and medevac services provider Discovery Air has started a court-monitored liquidation.
AI Becoming Embedded In A&D Faster Than Thought 
More than 80% of leading aerospace and defense company executives expect to see AI systems working alongside their human employees in just the next few years.
What’s Coming In The Aerostructures Sector? 
The aerostructures subsector, responsible for providing airframers the largest subassemblies, could become a lot more intimate in the next few years.
General Dynamics Raises Offer For CSRA After CACI Bid 
General Dynamics said March 20 it was raising its proposed offer for federal information tech and services provider CSRA by $0.50 per share.
TransDigm Buying Aftermarket Provider Extant Components 
Serial aerospace and defense acquirer TransDigm Group appears back in the swing of things, with the second acquisition announced in as many weeks.
High-flying Kratos Defense Slumps After Activist Report 
Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions may be stabilizing after an 11% falloff the week before based on a report by a short-selling activist investor.
Harris CEO Talks M&A, Portfolio, Activist Shareholder 
Harris Chairman and CEO William “Bill” Brown has his eyes open for bigger acquisition targets.
CACI Joins Fight Against General Dynamics For CSRA 
Government technology and services provider CACI on March 18 unveiled an offer for rival CSRA in a move to outbid current suitor General Dynamics.
Spirit AeroSystems Chief Looks to Tomorrow's Technologies 
As Spirit AeroSystems ramps up to unprecedented production rates, CEO looks ahead to additive manufacturing, composites, supersonic bizjets and air taxis.
UTC-Boeing Agreement Clears Way For Rockwell Merger 
United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which is in the process of buying Rockwell Collins, signed an agreement with ultra-important customer Boeing, representing a green light for UTC’s Rockwell acquisition and the consolidation of major aerospace suppliers.
UTC, Rockwell Collins, Boeing Sign Deal, Clearing Merger 
UTC, in the process of buying Rockwell Collins, has signed an accord with Boeing, OKing UTC’s purchase and consolidation of aerospace and defense suppliers.
TransDigm Buys Elastomers Unit From Esterline 
TransDigm Group has bought the Kirkhill elastomers business from Esterline Technologies for $50 million in cash, the companies said March 15.
TransDigm Buys Elastomers Unit From Esterline 
Cleveland-based TransDigm Group bought the Kirkhill elastomers business from Esterline Technologies for $50 million in cash, the companies said March 15.
Tariff Dispute Underscores Boeing Reliance On China  47
How much pain would Boeing feel if China decides to target U.S.-made aircraft in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel?
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