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.

Major Supplier Arconic Faces Strategy Stress Test  1
At Arconic, Winston Wolfe is about to meet Gordon Gecko. And the premiere design-and-manufacturing provider could see its strategy changed, along with its CEO.
Republicans Attempting To Stop U.S. Aircraft Sales To Iran  1
Republicans in the U.S. Congress once again are preparing bills to shoot down commercial aircraft deals by Boeing, Airbus and ATR with Iranian airlines, according to a high-profile conservative critic of the deals and of Iran.
Canaccord: OEM Aftermarket ‘Noise’ Shakes Industry 
Original equipment manufacturers continue to “make noise” about entering the commercial aerospace aftermarket (AM) marketplace, “representing a structural shift in their approach to the commercial AM,” a Wall Street analyst said in a widely anticipated report ahead of a major industry conference.
Widebody Aircraft Production Slowdown Weighs On Hexcel 
Widebody aircraft production cuts are increasingly weighing on key suppliers, as advanced composites provider Hexcel has had to notch down its 2017 financial forecast.
Trump To Nominate Ex-Im Critic To Lead Bank 
He may have reversed his campaign position on the export credit agency, but U.S. President Donald Trump is remaining consistent when it comes to one aspect of who will run the Export-Import Bank under his administration: It will be a critic.
Trump To Nominate Critic To Lead U.S. Ex-Im Bank 
President Donald Trump is remaining consistent when it comes to one aspect of who will run the U.S. Export-Import Bank under his administration: it will be a critic.
Arconic Chief Kleinfeld Departs Under Shareholder Shadow 

Arconic Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, who led the breakup of Alcoa in 2016 and the formation of his aerospace-focused successor, suddenly has left the positions at the top due to “poor judgment,” as part of an activist shareholder dispute.

Arconic Chief Kleinfeld Departs Under Activist Shareholder Shadow 
Arconic Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, who led the breakup of Alcoa last year and the formation of his aerospace-focused successor, has left the top positions.
Electric Propulsion Gathers Steam in Corporate Ventures  8
GE CEO Jeff Immelt's comments show leading aerospace companies are paying more than just lip service to the idea of electric propulsion.
Trump Advisor: No GA Tax In ATC Reform 
The chief economic advisor to President Trump says air traffic control reform could be a major element of the new administration’s infrastructure buildup.
Rural, GA Advocates Lobby Against ATC Privatization 
A slew of agricultural, rural and general aviation users told U.S. lawmakers April 6 that privatizing domestic air traffic control (ATC) management could harm them.
U.S. Rural Lobby Wary Of Privatized ATC 
“Rural communities, agriculture and small businesses stand to lose the most under a privatized system, where there would be no congressional oversight to ensure that all stakeholders and communities have access to air transportation,” the groups said in a joint letter to leading aviation policymakers in Congress.
Boeing Stands Up Global Services, Australian HQs 
Boeing selected two apparently strategic locations for managing its global footprint.
Boeing Stands Up Global Services, Australian HQs 
Boeing's Global Services business unit, announced last November, will be operational in July.
Podcast: Growing Pains For Commercial Aerospace In 2017
In our latest Check 6 with Accenture, we take a look ahead at what 2017 might have in store, including the commercial aerospace industry’s growth, new orders, aircraft deliveries and challenges.
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