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.

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.
Aero Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment Reaches $22.5 billion 
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the U.S. aerospace sector reached a 6.3% compound annual growth rate
Pentagon Subs Beat Primes On Profit Margins 
New Pentagon report shows subcontractors vastly outpacing prime contractors’ profit margins.
Northrop Spotlights Potential New CEO, Streamlines Organization 
Gloria Flach is named new Northrop Grumman COO, and company reorganization will create three sectors from four. The moves could be a precursor to a CEO succession plan.
Northrop Picks New Leader, Makes Corporate Changes 
Gloria Flach will become COO of Northrop Grumman in January, a move that could set in motion a succession plan for the Pentagon prime contractor’s CEO position.
Subs Defeat Primes On Profit Margins, DOD Report Says 
A new Defense Department report shows top-tier subcontractor profits continue to outpace primes on both developmental and production contracts.
Pentagon Pitches New Criterion For M&A Rulings 
The Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics suggests a “national security consideration” be formally introduced in Washington’s merger & acquisition review processes.
Industry Risks 1-2 Punch In U.S. Debt Ceiling, Budget Deadline 
Dec. 11 is close to Christmas and ought to bring tidings of good cheer. But as the new “fiscal cliff” deadline approaches, it could feel a lot more like Halloween.
Europeans Could Save U.S. Aerospace Companies  4
A new U.S. report names Airbus and France as potentially rich targets for small manufacturers looking to goose exports.

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