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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

14 Dec 2017

In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.

14 Dec 2017

Airbus executive says considering cuts to A380 production, still undecided

SINGAPORE Airbus SE is considering cutting production of its A380 superjumbo to six or seven planes a year, but has made no final decision on the matter, a top executive said on Thursday amid growing question marks over the future of the double-decker jet.

11 Dec 2017

As Cathay Pacific wields jobs axe, 'Swire prince' culture survives

SINGAPORE Loss-making Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd hired McKinsey & Co consultants earlier this year to advise on a transformation plan, drawing on turnarounds at regional rivals such as Qantas Airways Ltd and Japan Airlines Co Ltd .

11 Dec 2017

Cathay Pacific backs down, extends pilot housing allowances for a year

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Cathay Pacific Airways has extended payment of housing allowances to its pilots for another year, backing down from a plan to cut the stipend as the busy holiday travel period looms and amid poaching attempts by its rivals.

07 Dec 2017

Air New Zealand cancels flights due to Rolls-Royce engines problem

Air New Zealand Ltd became the latest airline to suffer from problems with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, saying on Thursday that "two recent events" had prompted it to cancel or delay some flights over the coming weeks.

30 Nov 2017

Airbus says pitching A350 long range plane for Sydney-London non-stop flights

SINGAPORE Airbus SE's talks with Qantas Airways about a plane that can fly 20 hours non-stop from Sydney to London are centred around the A350-900ULR rather than reviving a shorter A350 variant, an executive at the manufacturer said on Thursday.

28 Nov 2017

Airlines scramble to minimise losses as Bali volcano costs grow

SINGAPORE As a shutdown of Bali's airport is extended due to volcanic ash, airlines bracing for millions of dollars of lost revenue per day are scrambling to minimise damage by offering travel to other destinations and alternative transport off the island.

23 Nov 2017

Chinese airlines court Cathay pilots facing pay squeeze

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Chinese airlines are circling disaffected pilots at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways , offering sky-high salaries to fill a shortage of experienced captains in a rapidly expanding aviation industry.

23 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them such as unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

23 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE, Nov 23 Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them like unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

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