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.

Articles
Saudi Arabia Unveils Major Military Industrial Effort  6
While traditional foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia conceivably could decline under the inward push, all is not necessarily lost.
Northrop CEO Sees Higher R&D Spending As Imperative 
Northrop Grumman likely will keep its so-called independent research and development (IRAD) spending relatively elevated in coming years “because we see the business imperative,” Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush said April 27.
Saudi Arabia To Go Internal On Military Efforts 
Saudi Arabia, the world’s second leading arms importer over the last five years, will embark on a massive effort to build up its military industrial base and provide for a major portion of its security forces in coming years.
2016 Could Be Big Year For Smaller Companies 
Small and midsize enterprises, with revenue measured in tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, are expected to dominate the M&A and deal-making circuit this year.
Technology Changing MRO Competitive Landscape  2
Two consultants at MRO Americas noted the ways in which new technology differentiators will decide competitive advantages.
Pentagon May Be Able To Block Unwanted Industry Mergers  6
The Pentagon may have all the power it needs to stop major consolidation of its prime contractors it does not like, after all.
U.S. Military Officers Cautiously Optimistic On New MRO Tech 2
The military could be using additive manufacturing to “print” repair parts within a decade, even on carriers at sea.
Build On DIUx, Not Just Legacy Defense Industry 
U.S. national security relies on forward presence in many ways big and small. Technology and defense ambassadorial outposts like DIUx are simply the latest edge of the spear.
Use Of Technology And Data ‘Crucial’ To MRO Success 
New technology like “big data” and analytics will dramatically change the world of aerospace MRO, two well-known competing consultants advised April 5, but clues are emerging for how companies can harness the revolution.
Technology Differentiators In MRO Emerging 
New technology like “big data” and analytics will dramatically change the world of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), according to two well-known competing consultants speaking at Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2016 symposium.
Experts See MRO Technology Differentiators Emerging 
New technology like “big data” and analytics will dramatically change the world of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), according to two well-known competing consultants speaking at Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2016 symposium.
Honeywell Names Adamczyk New COO 
Honeywell International’s CEO announced April 4 that Darius Adamczyk has been appointed to the newly created role of president and chief operating officer.
Adamczyk Named New COO At Honeywell 
Honeywell International’s CEO announced April 4 that Darius Adamczyk has been appointed to the newly created role of president and chief operating officer.
Honeywell Names President, Answering To Chairman Cote 
Honeywell International appoints Darius Adamczyk to the new role of president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Airbus Ventures Prepares For Long Haul 
Airbus Ventures CEO Tim Dombrowski on the new fund specifically and A&D’s overtures to tech generally.
 

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