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 C-GDUZ Life in Photos

Ken Pickford noted that the aircraft (C-GDUZ - fin #646) in our 'Featured Video' section in NetLetter # 1517 was one of two aircraft originally delivered to Asiana Airlines in 1991.

They were acquired by Canadian Airlines late in 1991 and, for around six weeks, flew in Asiana livery with the 'Canadi>n' logo on the fuselage (until painted in the 'Proud Wings" livery). They transitioned to Air Canada in 2001 and then to the Rouge brand in 2017.

C-GBZR (fin #645) was returned to the lessor, AerCap, in 2022. However, 31 year-old C-GDUZ (fin #646) has remained with Air Canada in cargo configuration. 

Ken did some internet searching to find photos of C-GDUZ in its various liveries and shared the links with us. I thought that it would be interesting to share this aircraft's known liveries, in chronological order, with our readers.

Editors' Note:

Aircraft photos that can be found on the internet may be copyrighted so I contacted the photographers (where copyrights apply) and asked permission to post the thumbnails below.

We wish to thank the photographers who have given us permission. All the photos link the original source, so please click on each to view the photographers' original. 

tmb 550 C GDUZ HL7266 Asiana

Original delivery livery as registration HL7266

Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
November 16, 1991

Photo courtesy of LRS747

tmb 550 C GDUZ Transition

Asiana livery with Canadian logo on fuselage

Nagoya Airport, Japan
January 1999 

Source: flyteam.jp/photo/3638742
(Copyright status unknown)

tmb 550 C GDUZ Canadian 1999

'Proud Wings' livery

(Location Unknown)
April 1999

Photo by Aero Icarus

tmb 550 C GDUZ Air Canada 2008

First Air Canada livery 

Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International - Chile
January 26, 2008

Photo courtesy of Fernando Olivares

tmb 550 C GDUZ Air Canada 2016

Second Air Canada livery

Geneva International - Switzerland
January 24, 2016

Photo courtesy of Chris N

tmb 550 C GDUZ Rouge

Air Canada Rouge livery

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International, Florida
February 6, 2019 

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Denton 

tmb 550 C GDUZ Rouge Cargo

 After cargo conversion - before new paint job

Guadalajara Don Miguel Y Hidalgo International - Mexico
May 14, 2023

Photo courtesy of Mario Orozco

tmb 550 C GDUZ Cargo

Current 'Air Canada Cargo' livery 

San Jose Juan Santamaria Int'l - Costa Rica
September 1, 2013

Photo courtesy of Alonso Cisneros