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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
Avcorp Earnings Off After Tough Quarter 
Lower deliveries caused by the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, as well as a union strike, and new program costs combined to cut into Canadian aerostructures provider AvCorp Group’s latest quarterly earnings, the company revealed Nov. 15.
Aerostructures Provider Avcorp Earnings Off After Tough Quarter 
Lower deliveries caused by the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, a union strike, and new program costs combined to cut into Canadian aerostructure provider AvCorp Group’s latest quarterly earnings, the company revealed Nov. 15.
Podcast: Challenges for Southwest, SpaceX and C4ISR
It’s been a busy week in aviation and aerospace as Southwest Airlines rethinks the future of its Boeing 737 fleet, SpaceX launches dozens of satellites, and L-3’s co-founder makes a C4ISR play.
L3 Founder Part Of New Effort To Create C4ISR Giant 
Veterans from the former L-3 Communications and Gabelli investment family are moving to piece together a publicly traded C4ISR giant. The timing may be perfect.
CAE Creates White-Tail MAX Simulators Ahead Of Return To Service 
Pilot training specialist CAE sees enough pent-up demand for Boeing 737 MAX training that the Canadian company has created an unspecified number of unsold “white tail” simulators, executives revealed Nov. 13.
Ongoing Legal Dispute Caused 2.5-Year F-35 System Delay  5
An ongoing legal dispute between the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin over intellectual property rights has emerged as the source of a 2.5-year-long delay in activating a key F-35 system required to complete initial operational testing and make a full-rate production decision.
Liberty Hall Buys Engine Parts Maker For Bromford 
Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on global aerospace and defense, has acquired engine parts maker Numet Machining Techniques to add to its growing Bromford Industries aftermarket company.
UAV Maker Draganfly Starts Trading Stock Publicly 
The storied UAV manufacturer has gone public on the Canadian Stock Exchange and soon may trade over-the-counter in the U.S.
Delayed Boeing Deal Hits Embraer Results 
The prolonged delay in closing Embraer’s sale of 80% of its commercial aircraft business to Boeing is eating into the Brazilian aerospace company’s finances.
Delayed Boeing Deal Costing Embraer More Than Expected 
The prolonged delay in closing Embraer’s sale of 80% of its commercial aircraft business to Boeing is eating into the Brazilian aerospace company’s finances in more ways than one, Embraer executives acknowledged Nov. 12 as they released their latest quarterly earnings.
Embraer's Delayed Boeing Deal Costing More Than Anticipated 
The prolonged delay in closing Embraer’s sale of 80% of its commercial aircraft business to Boeing is eating into the Brazilian aerospace company’s finances in more ways than one, Embraer executives acknowledged Nov. 12 as they released their latest quarterly earnings.
L3 Founders, Gabelli Family Taking A&D Shop Public 
The brain trust behind the Gabelli investor conference and the erstwhile L-3 Communications may be making a new C4ISR giant.
L3 Founders, Gabelli Family Look To Take Another A&D Company Public 
The brain trust behind the Gabelli investor conference and the erstwhile L-3 Communications have teamed to take another aerospace and defense (A&D) business public, perhaps making a C4ISR giant.
SAR Startup Raises $15M; New HawkEye 360 Owners 
Space-based analytics startup Ursa said it raised $15 million in Series B venture capital funding led by Razor’s Edge Ventures, a backer of several space and defense upstarts.
Podcast: Let’s Make a Deal
Our editors take the pulse of the industry at Aviation Week’s Mergers and Acquisitions Conference.

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