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.

U.S. A&D Industry Is Leaving America Behind 4
American aerospace and defense companies are following growth overseas and trying to become just as “local” there as they are stateside.
New Pentagon Strategy For Technological Superiority Expected 

The so-called “Third Offset,” a Pentagon strategy for pursuing and developing new military technologies to overcome the likes of China and Russia, could be formally unveiled on Nov. 15.

Industry, Pentagon Lock Horns Over New Policies 
Some industry pundits say Pentagon changes will try to force more buy-in from industry on research and development and more competition between companies, among other elements, as the government tries to stretch scarcer dollars.
Rolls-Royce Slashes Aerospace Segment, Fires CFO 
Customer deferrals, trade sanctions and a deteriorating economic outlook have forced Rolls to accelerate a planned restructuring, which will mainly affect its U.K. civil aero-engine workforce, even though many of the issues are afflicting the company’s Land & Sea division, which produces nuclear energy and power systems.
New Pentagon Strategy For Technological Superiority Expected 
That is when U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to address the Reagan National Security Forum.
Israeli Budget Issues May Mean More Defense Companies Go Private 
With Israel’s 2015 budget running a deficit of around $10 billion, or 3-4%, the country’s finance ministry is looking to close the gap by once again pitching the privatization of Israel’s defense companies as a revenue source.
Latest F-35 Production Contract Seen Signaling Program Inflection 
A key credit-rating analyst covering the Western aerospace and defense industry says the eighth low-rate initial production (LRIP 8) contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program signals the definitive long-term viability of the program after years of doubts.
Alcoa Expands Iowa Operations 1
Alcoa is installing a new “very thick plate stretcher” to boost performance of both thick aluminum and aluminum-lithium plates for use in wing ribs and fuselage frames.
Low-Cost Government Services Provider Emerging In New Engility 
Engility and TASC announced late Oct. 28 that they will merge in a $1.1 billion stock-and-debt deal, and the next day stock traders cheered by driving up Engility’s share price about 10% in initial trading.
Latest Blogs
Nov 21, 2014

Sensor, Hydraulic, Seal and Landing Gear Failures

FAA issues 4 airworthiness directives--affecting Airbus A318s, A319s, A320s and A321s, Boeing 777s, Bombardier RJs and Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines--all effective Dec. 26...More
Nov 20, 2014

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian engine for Antares

Ahead of merger, ATK assessed “political risks” of Orbital's new engine choice....More
Nov 19, 2014

Seven Reasons For Optimism (and Worry) In Commercial Aviation

From Chinese aircraft to Russian titanium to cheap oil, analysts forecast the future in commercial aerospace....More
Nov 18, 2014

11/18 Frago

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Nov 17, 2014

Belgium Receives Last NH90 Troop Transport Helicopter

The last of four NH90 troop transport helicopters ordered by Belgium, designated RN08, was handed over in Marignane, France, Nov. 13....More

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