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Siva Govindasamy

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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

28 Jul 2016

Singapore Airlines Q1 profits up despite cargo weakness

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines' first quarter group operating profits jumped 73.9 percent despite rising losses at its cargo division, the company said in a stock exchange filing.

12 Jul 2016

Chinese lessor orders ARJ-21 jets in $2.3 billion deal

SINGAPORE China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has bought 30 Comac ARJ-21 regional jets and signed options for 30 more in a deal potentially worth $2.3 billion.

12 Jul 2016

Chinese lessor orders ARJ-21 jets in $2.3 billion deal

SINGAPORE China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has bought 30 Comac ARJ-21 regional jets and signed options for 30 more in a deal potentially worth $2.3 billion, the company said in a statement late on Monday.

11 Jul 2016

Exclusive - AirAsia eyes HK listing as it expands in North Asia

FARNBOROUGH, England AirAsia is studying a dual listing in Hong Kong, part of plans to become a pan-Asian low-cost airline player as it also moves towards setting up a joint venture in China, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

30 Jun 2016

Japan plans July fighter jet tender seen worth $40 bln as China tensions simmer

SINGAPORE Japan will launch a tender for fighter jets as soon as mid-July, the Ministry of Defence said, in a deal seen worth up to $40 billion as Tokyo seeks to bolster its air defences amid creeping tension with China over disputed maritime borders.

21 Jun 2016

Singapore delays $1 billion military helicopter buy after Super Puma crash: sources

SINGAPORE Singapore has delayed a decision on a $1 billion helicopter purchase after the crash in April of a civilian Airbus Super Puma whose military version was the frontrunner to clinch the order, sources familiar with the matter said.

16 Jun 2016

Vistara, AirAsia India seek quick fleet growth as aviation rules eased, sources say

SINGAPORE Vistara and AirAsia India, airline ventures of India's biggest conglomerate Tata Group, aim to boost their fleet sizes to 20 planes within a year and launch international services after the country overhauled aviation rules, two people familiar with their strategy said.

08 Jun 2016

Corrected - Call the air ambulance: Medical helicopters tipped for future China boom

(Corrects last paragraph to state that Airbus is yet to disclose location for China H135 helicopter assembly line)

23 May 2016

Vietnam's VietJet to buy 100 Boeing planes for $11.3 billion

HANOI/SINGAPORE Vietnam's VietJet on Monday agreed a firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 jets worth $11.3 billion at list prices, making it one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing low-cost carriers.

16 May 2016

Eight Asian budget carriers share booking platforms in landmark pact

SINGAPORE Eight Asian low-cost carriers including subsidiaries of Japan's ANA Holdings Inc and Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) have formed a landmark alliance allowing travellers to book flights across their platforms for the first time.

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