This is one in a series of articles on Winglets which track the histories of Canadair Regional Jets.
- MSN 7002
- C-FNRJ (Original Registration) XB- (Unknown Final Registration)
- Second Canadair Regional Jet Built
- Flight Testing, Operated in Airline Service, Donated to UNAQ in Mexico
- First Flight August 2, 1991
- Donated in 2010 to Universidad Nacional Aeronautica de Queretaro
C-FNRJ was the second Canadair Regional Jet built. After the loss of 7001, the majority of the CRJ flight test program was undertaken by 7002. This continued until the aircraft was leased for a short time to Southern Winds in a partial Bombardier House color scheme before being returned to be used in flight testing again. The aircraft served in this role until late October 2010 when Bombardier donated 7002 to the Universidad Nacional Aeronautica de Queretaro (UNAQ) in Mexico.
The aircraft was flown to Queretaro Intercontinental Airport (AIQ) where a handover ceremony was held on Ocotber 21, 2010. The aircraft remains at that location and is used as a training aid for students to learn manufacturing processes and aircraft repair skills. It is unclear if this aircraft still retains its Canadian registration as it is not in public view at its current location. Images taken of 7002 in 2011 indicated that the aircraft was unpainted with its serial number marked on the nose in standard Bombardier practice with various stickers on the fuselage. 7002 is unlikely to ever take to the skies again, but is expected to serve in this, its final role, for years to come.