Michael Bruno

Senior Business Editor

Washington, DC


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.


Space And Missiles Consolidator Karman Buys Systima Technologies

By Michael Bruno Sep 24, 2021
Los Angeles-area Karman Missile & Space Systems, a budding mid-tier supplier to defense primes, has bought Systima Technologies, which is claimed to be one of the few companies worldwide that can integrate energetic and mechanical systems into the structural design of space or hypersonic systems.
Missile Defense & Weapons

CPI Aero Faces NYSE Delisting, Vows to File Plan of Compliance

By Michael Bruno Sep 24, 2021
CPI Aero acknowledged late Sept. 23 that it has been notified by the premiere stock exchange that it does not meet the NYSE’s continued listing standards.
Supply Chain

What Does Titanium Sponge Show About Aircraft Production Recovery?

By Michael Bruno Sep 22, 2021
How fast will U.S. military jet and large commercial aircraft build rates pick up?
Aircraft & Propulsion