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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

05 Feb 2018

Ryanair prepares for new battle with pilots as profits rise

DUBLIN Ryanair warned its pilots it would face down "laughable demands" for conditions similar to high-cost rivals even if that meant strikes at Easter, overshadowing an increase in profit for Europe's largest budget airline. | Video

26 Jan 2018

Global air finance titans ponder whether boom will ever end

DUBLIN As the titans of the $140-billion a year aircraft financing industry gathered in Dublin this week to celebrate an unprecedented boom, a few were casting a cold eye on mistakes of the past - and whether they could happen again.

24 Jan 2018

European pilot group demands Ryanair meet unions collectively

DUBLIN Ryanair pilots' unions demanded on Wednesday a joint meeting with management, saying individual talks on a new collective bargaining system were not satisfactory, according to a letter sent by the European Cockpit Association.

24 Jan 2018

Avolon CEO says impossible for China's HNA to strip it of cash

DUBLIN Avolon's Domhnal Slattery hit out on Wednesday at "idle speculation" over the impact of liquidity concerns at China's HNA Group, insisting it would be impossible to milk the aircraft leasing firm for cash to prop up the Chinese conglomerate.

22 Jan 2018

Airbus plots response as Boeing warms to new jet - Air Lease CEO

DUBLIN Plans for a potential new Boeing mid-sized jet are gaining momentum, prompting Airbus to respond by beefing up its strong-selling A321neo model, Air Lease Corp Chief Executive John Plueger said on Monday.

22 Jan 2018

AerCap CEO does not expect wave of aircraft finance M&A

DUBLIN The head of the world's largest aircraft leasing company, AerCap , does not expect a significant number of mergers or acquisitions in the sector despite pressure on the owners of two of his largest rivals: GECAS and Avolon.

22 Jan 2018

Airbus in talks with insurers to fill export funding gap

DUBLIN Airbus said on Monday it is working with private insurance firms and banks to help fill a two-year gap in trade funding left by a European freeze on government export credits, but expects limited public financing to resume soon.

17 Jan 2018

Ryanair announces plans to double capacity in France

DUBLIN Ryanair plans to double its capacity in France over the next four years to around 20 million passengers per year following its December decision to recognise unions for the first time, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

16 Jan 2018

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear. | Video

27 Dec 2017

HINTERGRUND-Wie Ryanairs Bastion gegen Gewerkschaften fiel

Dublin Ryanair sprach im Herbst von "Dienstplanproblemen" als Grund für massenhafte Flugstreichungen - doch was so harmlos klingt, löste eine Revolution der Piloten in dem traditionell gewerkschaftsfreien Unternehmen aus.

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