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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Canada approves broad reforms to freight rail, airlines

MONTREAL/WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 23 Canada on Wednesday approved broad air and freight reforms that will spell out passengers' rights on planes, mandate the use of voice and video recorders in rail locomotives, while providing more options for shippers with limited transportation choices.

15 May 2018

Taiwan seeks 'correction' after Air Canada lists Taipei as part of China

MONTREAL, TAIPEI Taiwan's foreign ministry has asked Air Canada for a "speedy correction" following the airline's decision to list Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as a part of China on its booking website, according to a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.

08 May 2018

Canada's WestJet flags weaker second quarter revenues on labor turbulence

Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd on Tuesday said uncertainty from a labor dispute, along with higher expenses would weigh on second quarter earnings, after the carrier missed analyst estimates for the first three months of the year, sending its shares down to their lowest in over two years.

04 May 2018

U.N. agency to consider North Korea request on new air routes to South

MONTREAL United Nations aviation agency directors will visit North Korea next week to discuss an earlier request by Pyongyang to open new air routes to South Korea, the organisation said in a statement on Friday.

04 May 2018

U.N. agency to consider North Korea request on new air routes to South

MONTREAL United Nations aviation agency directors will visit North Korea next week to discuss an earlier request by Pyongyang to open new air routes to South Korea, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

03 May 2018

Bombardier commits to aero program after CSeries, Toronto land sale

Bombardier Inc said on Thursday it will stick by its remaining commercial aerospace program after agreeing to sell its biggest land asset, as the Canadian plane and train maker strives to raise cash to pay down its debt.

03 May 2018

CSeries bosses named as Airbus-Bombardier deal takes shape - memos

MONTREAL/PARIS Bombardier Inc and Airbus SE named new leaders for the CSeries jetliner programme on Wednesday, in a further step towards finalising a deal for the European planemaker to take control of the Canadian project, according to memos seen by Reuters.

27 Apr 2018

Better battery packaging on planes overlooks other safety concerns: airlines

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE New global packaging standards expected in late 2018 will allow lithium-ion batteries back into passenger plane cargo holds, pending design and regulatory approval, but some airlines say the new rule overlooks other safety concerns.

27 Apr 2018

Airbus heads for dogfight with UTC over CSeries costs

PARIS/MONTREAL Airbus is preparing to cross swords with United Technologies over the price of components and services for the Bombardier CSeries in a bid to make it easier to market the jet it agreed to bail out last year, people close to the matter said.

27 Apr 2018

Canada's WestJet CEO faces labor headwinds as pilots weigh strike

MONTREAL WestJet Airlines' new CEO is facing his first major test as the Canadian carrier's pilots weigh strike action and larger rival Air Canada on Thursday offered to accommodate travelers if there is a disruption.

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