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
iRobot Defense Business Unit Sold To Private Equity 
Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington-based private equity firm focusing in part on aerospace and defense, will buy the defense and security business of iRobot “for up to $45 million,” the companies said Feb. 4.
Stock Market Slide Aside, Analysts Say A&D Looks Resilient 
Despite a negative shift in stock market sentiment this month, most analysts remain cautiously optimistic about A&D’s prospects for profitmaking.
Wall Street Hammers Boeing On More Sober Forecast 
Boeing’s more modest expectations for 2016 business and financial results upset Wall Street on Jan. 27, with traders knocking the OEM’s shares down almost 9% in the minutes before the regular close of New York stock markets.
Wall Street Hammers Boeing On More Sober Forecast 
Boeing’s more modest expectations for 2016 business and financial results upset Wall Street on Jan. 27, with traders knocking the OEM’s shares down almost 9% in the minutes before the regular close of New York stock markets.
Lockheed Unloads Information Systems To Leidos 
Federal services provider Leidos will pay lead Pentagon contractor Lockheed Martin about $1.8 billion to take the latter’s portfolio of federal information technology business, the companies announced Jan. 26.
Opinion: Forget Farnborough Or Paris—A&D Innovations Crop Up At Other Events  1
The big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas recently drew A&D eyeballs with chatter over autonomous cars, UAVs and the technology tie-in with the Pentagon’s Third Offset.
Partnerships And Investments Vie With Mergers and Acquisitions 
Through partnerships and investments, defense primes and OEMs are increasingly turning the page away from the old playbook of acquiring and subsuming new technology.
Headline-grabbing Developments Aside, Space Is A Content Business 
A look at the space business shows the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Agitating Investors Push Aerospace Strategic Decisions 
Not all activist shareholders are Gordon Gekko, and not everything they represent is bad for the A&D industry.
Does The Bombardier/Beaudoin Family Want Out? 
Maybe the Bombardier/Beaudoin family wants out of the troubled...
Industrial Base Questions Linger In LRS-B's Aftermath  6
After the LRS-B award, many industry observers are waiting for another shoe to drop when it comes to M&A or divestitures. They could be waiting in vain.
LRS-B's Industrial Base Ramifications Will Slowly Unfold  8
LRS-B was once deemed a tipping point for Northrop Grumman Aerospace’s future, but the shape of the industrial base is not likely to change soon after the award announcement.
Podcast: Northrop’s Bomber Win 1
With all the secrecy surrounding the Pentagon’s Long-Range Strike Bomber competition, the winner was hard to predict. But our editors discuss some of Northrop’s strengths that are not readily apparent.
Industrial Base Ramifications of LRS-B To Unfold Slowly 
LRS-B was once deemed a tipping point for Northrop Grumman Aerospace’s future, but the shape of the industrial base is not likely to change soon after the award announcement.
Do The Beaudoins Want Out Of Bombardier? 
Maybe the Bombardier/Beaudoin family wants out of the troubled Canadian aerospace manufacturer after all—and maybe it’s not a bad thing.
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