Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Senior Business Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Michael Bruno is Aviation Week Network’s Senior Business Editor and Community and Conference Content Manager. 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. Beyond reporting, he regularly hosts and helps organize Aviation Week’s conferences and events, or speaks at outside events.

For six years through 2012, Bruno was managing editor of a multi-publication team of defense and space reporters and freelancers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, called "the Pulitzer Prize of business media." He has received two Neals himself, and has been a finalist for other awards including the annual media awards at the Paris and Farnborough airshows. Bruno started Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Going Concerns business column in 2015.

Before Aviation Week, Michael was a staff writer for the Washington Post and Bloomberg BNA. He has a master's in print journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University.

Articles
Inmarsat, Panasonic Avionics Combining Their IFC Services 
Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics said they will combine their broadband inflight connectivity (IFC) services in a “landmark” deal to offer IFC to commercial aviation customers.
Drone Management Startup Airware Closes Doors 
Airware, a startup working on cloud software to manage drone operations and data, and a darling of the UAV-oriented start-up scene, reportedly has closed its doors.
Drone Management Startup Airware Shuts Down 
Airware, a company working on cloud software to manage drone operations and data that became a darling of the UAV-oriented startup scene, reportedly has closed its doors.
Delayed Rockwell Spinoff Holds Up UTC Acquisition 
The belabored spinoff of Rockwell Collins’ actuators, pilot controls and special products business has held up the consummation of Rockwell’s buyout by United Technologies, its chief executive told analysts recently.
Former U.S. Navy Acquisition Chief Heads New L3 Division 
Sean Stackley, best known as Washington’s naval acquisition czar under the Obama administration, has become L3's corporate senior vice president and president of Communications & Networked.
Delayed Rockwell Actuator Spinoff to Safran Holds up UTC Acquisition 
A belabored spinoff of Rockwell Collins’ actuators, pilot controls and special products business to Safran has held up the consummation of Rockwell’s buyout by United Technologies, the chief executive of the latter told analysts recently.
Supply Chain Ramp-Up Bodes Well For Boeing 737 Production Recovery
Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems and CFM all say they are almost back on track, but the depth of 737 production issues has become much clearer recently.
Delayed Rockwell Actuator Spinoff To Safran Holds Up UTC Buy 
A belabored spinoff of Rockwell Collins’ actuators, pilot controls and special products business to Safran has held up the consummation of Rockwell’s buyout by United Technologies, the chief executive of the latter told analysts recently.
Hyperspectral Imagery Startup Raises $85 Million 
A startup with ties to a former NATO allied supreme commander and a retired National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency director who is aiming to launch “the world’s first commercial constellation of high-resolution hyperspectral imaging satellites” just raised an initial $85 million investment.
Spirit Aero Seeks, Will Pay Penalty Fees For Delays 
Spirit AeroSystems is seeking compensation from major suppliers associated with its 737 fuselage deliveries to Boeing over the last year, and the Wichita company expects to pay penalties to Boeing as well, Spirit’s chief executive said Sept. 12.
Lockheed Investing In Australian Technology Effort 
Lockheed Martin is looking to invest in Australian startups working in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and space and satellite imaging.
737 Recovery On Track, Say Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems  1
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg sounded bullish notes Sept. 12 at an investor conference, promising a 737 production recovery by year-end with no effect on the leading aerospace and defense provider’s financial forecasts.
Does A&D Have Itself To Blame For Dearth Of New Workers?  1
The need for new workers—especially technology-oriented employees—and the difficulty in getting them is the talk of the industry.
DIB Report To Push Stable Funding, Workforce Efforts 
When it comes to the Trump administration’s pending defense industrial base study, do not expect a deep and detailed report for public consumption.
SAIC To Buy Engility For $2.5B In Play For Space, Defense Scale 
SAIC is buying Engility for around $2.5 billion, the companies said Sept. 10.
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