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.

Task List Awaits Muilenburg As New Boeing CEO 
The aerospace and defense giant comes under new leadership, with big decisions waiting that could remake the company as it heads toward its second century.
Muilenburg Named New Boeing CEO; McNerney To Chair  2
The transition is expected to go well for the original equipment manufacturer and Pentagon prime contractor, which turns 100 years old next year and may reach $100 billion in annual revenue around the same time.
Defense Acquisition Reform With A McCain Twist 
A Senate effort would unwind a major acquisition reform of the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act; Ex-Im Bank hits deadline.
Opinion: Paris Air Show: A Boon For M&A 
The annual airshow event in Europe always helps boost M&A, but this year could be a record-setter.
Government Services Providers Continue To Feel the Pain 
Federal spending cuts and declines in stock value signal a rocky road for the government IT and services providers.
Opinion: A&D Companies Load Up On Debt For Purchases 
Many players in the aerospace and defense arena are opting to take on more debt ahead of the projected rise in interest rates anticipated this fall.
New Leader at Rolls-Royce Illustrates Investor Anxiety  3
Rolls’s results were worsening in a way not seen since the worldwide financial crisis of 2008.
Warren East To Succeed John Rishton As Rolls-Royce CEO
LONDON — Warren East, a former CEO of semi-conductor firm ARM Holdings, will replace John Rishton as Rolls-Royce CEO starting July 2, the company announced April 22.
While not wholly unexpected, the change at London headquarters – following a similar North American CEO change with key U.S.
TPC Winners Are Not The Best Defense Contractors
BAE may not be leading the pack of its TPC peers, but it is managing its business portfolio and it is a leading performer for the Pentagon.
Top-Performing Companies Prove Their Business Prowess 5
Are some A&D companies becoming too good at business? Many are acting like well-oiled corporations, doing all the right things for their owners and executives—but maybe not for the nations they serve.
Pensions, Financial Tricks Help Companies Look Good
If not for a growing tailwind benefit of how Lockheed accounts for its pension liabilities, as well as its FX hedging and other asset-management accounting moves, its 2014 financial results and TPC scores would look worse.
Pentagon Reaches Out To Silicon Valley 
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Stanford University audience in the valley that the time had come for the technology sector and the military to “renew the bonds of trust” and mutual benefit.
Pentagon Push For Industry R&D May Yet Have Consequences  2
While new requirements like that might seem onerous, remember that the whole technology push represents an opportunity to industry.
Boeing Surprises With Cash Use In First Quarter 
For any other aerospace and defense contractor, it would have been a great first quarter. But for Boeing, Wall Street is expressing its mild disappointment over the first financial results of 2015.
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