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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
Cross-Border A&D M&A, Investments Getting Harder 
The proposed regulations bolster the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews certain transactions involving foreign investment in America to determine the effect of such transactions on national security.
European Airports Seen Taking A Hit As Trends Play Out 
S&P Global Ratings said Sept. 19 that it saw a clear trend in European aviation of decelerating traffic growth, regulatory developments and geopolitical events, although the long-term outlook remains stable.
Canadian Manufacturer Avcorp Locks Out Union Workers 
Hundreds of unionized factory workers were shut out of their factory after airframe producer Avcorp Industries said it locked them out of its Delta, British Columbia, facility starting Sept. 16.
Why Federal A&D Spending Is The Modern Interstate Highway System  1
Infrastructure spending is a hot-button issue ahead of next year’s presidential election. The president may win the issue, for reasons important to A&D.
Raytheon-UTC Merger Could Provide $1B Cash Flow Boost 
The proposed tie-up of Raytheon and United Technologies is being billed publicly as a potential catalyst for new technology some day in the future, but executives are acknowledging the deal may be better known as a cash generator for investors in the nearer term.
Northrop In New Reorg To Meet Government Customer Needs 
New Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Kathy Warden will reorganize her company into four main divisions starting next year, the company announced late Sept. 18.
ST Engineering Buys Satellite Anti-Jam Company 
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has announced its U.S. subsidiary iDirect Government has acquired Glowlink Communications Technology, a satellite interference mitigation provider, for $24.3 million in cash.
Inmarsat Takeover Passes CFIUS, Regulatory Reviews 
Inmarsat and its likely new owners announced that on Sept. 16, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) confirmed that its review of the proposed acquisition is complete and that there are no unresolved national security issues in respect of its review.
New ‘Help Wanted’ Job Board For New Space 
Sensing another new-space business opportunity, investment network Space Angels has launched SpaceTalent.org, a free career platform built for the burgeoning ecosystem of companies aimed at or enabled by outer space.
China Tensions Pose Growing Widebody Risk To Boeing 
Boeing is noting publicly that orders from China form a key element of its planning for future production totals and assembly rates, but there could be issues.
Imminent WTO Airliner Subsidy Ruling Puts Industry On Alert 
Nerves are fraying over the pending release of another World Trade Organization (WTO) decision in the long-running commercial airliner subsidy spat between Airbus and Boeing, with industry observers preparing for a ruling favorable to the U.S. and Boeing that deepens a trade war with Europe.
Elbit To Buy More, L3 To Sell More After Night Vision Sale 
Elbit Systems of America will continue to look for bolt-on acquisitions providing specialty technology and L3Harris is expected to continue divesting parts of its newly combined business portfolio now that the companies have closed the sale of a night vision business.
Apprenticeship Programs Are Too Few And Far Between 
Despite a White House-led effort and Europe’s longtime example, A&D apprenticeship and other workforce development efforts remain nascent.
In Raytheon-UTC Merger, Cash Out Before New Technology 
The proposed tie-up of Raytheon and United Technologies is being billed publicly as a potential catalyst for new technology some day in the future.
Raytheon-UTC Merger Could Provide $1B Cash Flow Boost 
The proposed tie-up of Raytheon and United Technologies is being billed publicly as a potential catalyst for new technology some day in the future, but executives are acknowledging the deal may be better known as a cash generator for investors in the nearer term.

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