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.

Curtiss-Wright Looks To More Significant Acquisitions 
After a multiyear pause in mergers and acquisitions, aerospace and defense supplier Curtiss-Wright could be back into making regular, significant deals.
Parsons Buys Polaris Alpha In Defense Tech Roll Up 
Government-focused private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners has sold its Polaris Alpha information technology conglomerate to Parsons.
Accenture Finds Wide A&D Adoption Of ‘Blockchain’ 
More than half of aerospace and defense companies surveyed last year said they are using so-called blockchain technology, according to a new report.
Gremlins, Space Driving Kratos Growth, CEO Says 
Dynetics' Gremlins contract, for which Kratos is a leading supplier of the aircraft, is one of many UAV or drone target businesses that Kratos expects to help drive strong financial performance this year.
Satellite, Launcher Market Could Generate $250B: Report 
The combined global satellite manufacturing and launch market could generate more than $250 billion in the next decade, a new report says.
GEO Looked Livelier, But Maxar Will Continue Changes 
Maxar Technologies has indicated that the geostationary sat market may be looking up relatively, but the company will continue related cost-cutting efforts.
Wesco Aircraft Outlines Plan to Get Leaner 
Aerospace fasteners and machined parts provider Wesco Aircraft, which also provides supply chain management services, has unveiled a business turnaround plan that includes management and plant cuts, investment in automation for inventory management and office administration, and other business focus changes.
Wesco Outlines Plan To Get Leaner, Closer To Customers 
Aerospace fasteners and machined parts provider Wesco Aircraft, which also provides supply chain management services, has unveiled a business turnaround plan.
Boeing Acquisition Of KLX Raises Questions Amid Embraer Push  1
What the KLX Aerospace acquisition says about Boeing, future acquisitions and the aftermarket
Analysts Laud BAE Systems Growth Opportunities 
The U.S. part of U.K.-based BAE Systems could be responsible for roughly half of the aerospace and defense prime contractor’s annual sales come 2020.
Triumph Divests More Units As Analysts Eye Cash Flow 
Aircraft structures and parts provider Triumph Group has divested three more business units as the company’s slogs through a corporate turnaround.
A&D Industry Immature, Frustrated When It Comes To Digitalization 
Barely a few years into making significant digital investments, some A&D executives already may be at risk of losing patience with the changes, a study says.
Boeing Taps Israeli Company For Info Security In 3D Printing 
Cybersecurity and info assurance are recognized as hurdles to reaching the promises of additive manufacturing, but a new partnership might help A&D industries.
Esterline Looks Past Kirkhill To New Multiyear Opportunity 

Leaders of specialty products provider Esterline Technologies, which provides components for a number of commercial aircraft programs, have indicated they do not see other immediate troubled assets that should be sold off as the company recently did with the Kirkhill elastomers unit to TransDigm Group.

New Airbus Americas Chief On Iran, C Series And NMA  4
Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO Jeff Knittel answers five key questions from Aviation Week editors.
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