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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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15 Feb 2018

Electric airplane start-up Eviation aims to enter service in 2021 after battery deal

SINGAPORE Electric airplane start-up Eviation Aircraft Ltd is aiming for its 9-seat commuter aircraft to be flying passengers by 2021 after signing up South Korea's Kokam as its battery supplier, the Israeli company's chief executive said on Thursday.

15 Feb 2018

Hong Kong Express expects six-month delay in Airbus A320neo delivery: memo

SINGAPORE Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd expects at least a six-month delay in deliveries of new Airbus SE A320neo jets due to issues with engines made by Pratt & Whitney, according to an internal memo issued by the airline.

13 Feb 2018

Singapore Airlines posts 62 percent surge in third-quarter net profit, sees tough market

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines posted a 62 percent jump in quarterly profit, its best third-quarter earnings in seven years, but forecast challenging market conditions due to rising fuel prices and aggressive competition from rivals.

09 Feb 2018

Indian navy, air force fighter jet contests to heat up in 2019: executives

SINGAPORE Boeing Co and Saab AB, which are among those vying for a contract to supply 57 fighter jets for the Indian Navy, expect it may take until 2019 for the tender process to enter the next phase, according to company executives.

09 Feb 2018

Airbus, Boeing maintenance push forces incumbents to rethink strategies

SINGAPORE A push by Airbus SE and Boeing Co to capture more of the $77 billion global commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market is leading incumbents to seek partnerships and explore new business lines to stay competitive.

08 Feb 2018

Garuda to work fleet harder, hedge oil to help return to profit: CEO

SINGAPORE PT Garuda Indonesia plans to work its fleet harder, increase oil hedging and add more international flights to help return to profit this year, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2018

Freight first as jetmakers study single-pilot airplanes

SINGAPORE Once there were three on the flight deck.

07 Feb 2018

Government policy constrains Embraer, Bombardier jet offerings for China regional airlines

SINGAPORE/MONTREAL Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc are targeting the Chinese market with a limited offering of smaller aircraft for regional airlines because they are allowed to only operate jets with 100 seats or less, according to company executives.

06 Feb 2018

Airbus deal has led to pause in C Series orders: Bombardier executive

SINGAPORE Canada's Bombardier believes there has been a "bit of a pause" in orders of its C Series jet as airlines wait for it to complete a partnership deal with Airbus SE, its commercial sales head said on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2018

Planemakers look at higher output to meet demand

SINGAPORE The world's largest planemakers signalled a possible increase in output of their most popular passenger jets on Tuesday, highlighting their confidence about growth in demand for air travel.

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