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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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Airbus faces tricky hurdles over stalled A380 Emirates deal

DUBAI A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion on the planemaker and its U.S. rival Boeing at the start of last week's Dubai Airshow.

17 Nov 2017

Plane deals help Emirates, flydubai bridge fleet gap

DUBAI Emirates and flydubai have laid the groundwork for the next phase of Dubai's aviation project with orders for $40 billion (£30 billion) of jets that will narrow a gap between regional and global networks connecting travellers from Sarajevo to Sydney.

17 Nov 2017

Jetmakers end Dubai rollercoaster with big orders pending

(This Nov 16 story corrects paragraph 12 to identify "flydubai" not "Emirates")

16 Nov 2017

Boeing in 175 plane deal with budget carrier flydubai

DUBAI Boeing Co. reached a preliminary deal for 175 of its 737 MAX jets with flydubai on Wednesday, potentially committing the budget airline's fleet to the U.S. planemaker for another decade.

16 Nov 2017

Record Airbus order as Franke ups bet on budget airlines

DUBAI Airbus hailed its biggest ever airliner deal on Wednesday with an umbrella agreement to sell 430 planes worth up to $50 billion to U.S. budget airlines investor Bill Franke. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Biggest deal yet for Airbus as Franke ups bet on budget airlines

DUBAI Airbus landed its biggest ever airliner deal on Wednesday with an agreement to sell 430 planes worth up to $50 billion to U.S. budget airlines investor Bill Franke. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Boeing in 175 plane deal with budget carrier flydubai

DUBAI Boeing Co. reached a preliminary deal for 175 of its 737 MAX jets with flydubai on Wednesday, potentially committing the budget airline's fleet to the U.S. planemaker for another decade.

15 Nov 2017

Flydubai nears deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX: sources

DUBAI Boeing Co. is close to securing an order from flydubai, the Middle East discount airline, for 175 narrow body jets, according to people familiar with the matter.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. investor nears record 400-jet Airbus order - sources

DUBAI Airline pioneer Bill Franke looked set to place a historic $40 billion order for around 400 Airbus A320 jets, shaking up the low-cost industry and turning the annual race between Airbus and Boeing for plane orders on its head.

14 Nov 2017

EgyptAir signs $1.1 billion deal for 12 Bombardier CSeries jets

DUBAI/MONTREAL State-owned EgyptAir signed an initial order for 12 Bombardier Inc CSeries jets on Tuesday, marking the Canadian planemaker's second deal for the aircraft this month after a 1-1/2-year-long sales drought.

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