This is one in a series of articles on Winglets which track the histories of Canadair Regional Jets.
- MSN 7010
- C-GRJW, D-ACLE, SE-DUX
- Tenth Canadair Regional Jet Built
- Operated for Lufthansa Cityline and West Atlantic Sweden.
- Originally a RJ100ER, converted to RJ100LR configuration, then converted to RJ200LR(PF) Freighter configuration.
C-GRJW, 7010, was the tenth Canadair Regional Jet built and began its service life with Lufthansa Cityline. 7010 was delivered as D-ACLE and was configured as a RJ100ER aircraft. Originally to be operated as D-ARJE, all further CRJs in Cityline’s first order were to be registered in the D-ACL series. Like other members of the CityLine CRJ fleet, 7010 underwent an update to the RJ100LR configuration, but did not have the configuration change to an RJ200LR while operated by Cityline.
The aircraft flew in various Lufthansa titles as did all of the CityLine CRJ fleet during their service. 7010 was withdrawn from service in May 2006 and then ownership was transferred to West Atlantic Sweden who contracted with Cascade Aerospace to convert 7010 to a freighter configuration. This was completed in May 2007 and 7010 was also given the configuration changes to bring it to the RJ200LR service level. After all changes were complete, 7010 was designated as a CRJ-200LR (PF) aircraft, the PF referring to the aircraft’s Package Freighter configuration.
As of October 2012, 7010 still operates for West Atlantic Sweden on daily services.