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Bombardier: Strong Demand for Used Aircraft in Africa

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At a recent conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier highlighted a sharp rise in demand for used regional aircraft on the black continent. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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IMissPiedmont
Steve Cravener 13
The black continent? You may want to do a bit of research before writing an article. You make yourself seem both uneducated, and racist.
Hwyman
Ivan Cholakov 6
Yes I was going to mention that....language from the 70s I guess
RRKen
Kenneth Schmidt 6
It was referred to as the Dark Continent in books and films for a long time, but why someone would call it 'the black continent' is beyond me. And I found no reference to such language.
sensfan2513
Mike Lazaro 3
I'm thinking that being based out of Montreal, they may just have used the wrong translation from an original French write-up. "Noir" can mean either "dark" or "black".

Also believe that they found it later or heard about it from readers and replaced it with an alternate descriptor. Now reads "in the rapidly growing continent".
BrorMonberg
Bror Monberg 1
Prefer to talk about aircraft, but this might offer some perspective...Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness (1899)' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness
tpmorrow
tpmorrow 3
I don't think they're native-english speakers; they often refer to "aircrafts", for example.
mbish01
Michael Bishop 2
Mark Weiser, we Canadians are far more aware of Africa, and indeed all areas beyond North America, unlike most insular and arrogant "me only" Americans. Your remark sounds depressingly and insultingly "Trumpian"

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TorontoJeff
Jeff Phipps 4
Mark Weiser - really? You think Canadians, in general lack geographical knowledge? Hell, we're a country populated by people of the world you idiot.

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