C-GDUZ started life in the skies with Asiana Airlines back in 1991. Along the way, she flew for the now defunct Canadian Airlines before joining the main fleet of Air Canada and, ultimately, the fleet of Air Canada Rouge. We photographed C-GDUZ at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) while plane spotting on August 25, 2017.
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C-GDUZ took its first flight on October 21, 1991 and was delivered to Asiana Airlines on November 7, 1991 as HL7266. Asiana commenced operations in 1988 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance and has a fleet of 82 aircraft flying to 90 destinations.
The aircraft was delivered to Canadian Airlines on December 18, 1998 and took on its current registration number. On March 29, 2001, after the demise of Canadian, C-GDUZ was transferred to Air Canada. The airliner was recently transferred to the Rouge fleet on July 18, 2017.
The B763 is configured for a maximum total of 282 passengers with 24 seats in premium rouge (business class) and 258 more in economy class. This is one of 24 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in the Air Canada Rouge fleet. It should be noted that this is a rare one in the fleet that does not have winglets installed.
Between July 2, 2012 and December 8, 2013, the aircraft had more than its fair share of troubles. On July 2, 2012, the B763 was flying from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. A strong burning smell was detected on board and emergency was declared. The flight continued to its destination and landed safely. However, no trace of fire or smoke was detected.
On March 26, 2013, C-GDUZ was flying from Vancouver, British Columbia to Beijing, China. The takeoff from YVR was rejected at high speed due to a sliding cockpit window that had not been properly locked. After the aircraft refueled and the brakes were inspected after the high speed rejection, the flight continued with a delay of one hour.
Later in the year, on November 2, 2013, the airliner was flying from Vancouver to Seoul, South Korea. On rotation, the Boeing 767-300ER encountered a small flock of birds with several ingested into the right hand engine. The engine continued to operate but there was increasing vibrations. After stopping the climb and dumping fuel, C-GDUZ returned to Vancouver for a safe landing. This resulted in the right hand engine and nose cowl being replaced.
Just over a month later, on December 8, 2013, the aircraft was flying from Vancouver to Montreal, Quebec. After completing the climb out of Vancouver, it was noticed that the left hand engine’s oil quantity and oil pressure were dropping. The engine was shut down and the B763 returned to YVR for a safe landing.
Fast forward to this year and the airplane once again had engine troubles. On April 1, 2017, C-GDUZ was flying from Vancouver to Toronto, Ontario. On the climb out of YVR, the crew noticed N2 fluctuations on the left hand engine. The climb was stopped and the B763 returned to Vancouver, landing safely. Nothing was found on the engine but a loose cannon plug was found on the Electronic Engine Control (EEC).
The Boeing 767-300ER first entered service in 1988 with American Airlines. In all, 583 of this variant were manufactured. The aircraft is 55 metres or 180 feet in length with a wingspan of 48 metres or 156 feet. At the tail, the airplane stands 16 metres or 52 feet in height. The flight range is 11,070 kilometres.
Air Canada Rouge
Air Canada Rouge is a fully owned and integrated brand of Air Canada. Through the parent company, Rouge is a member of the Star Alliance of airlines. The airline has a fleet of 49 aircraft flying to 49 destinations. The fleet consists of Airbus A321-200, Airbus A319-100 and Boeing 767-300ER models.