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McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (N513SN)

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Wish Western Global would send one of their MD-11s that has their livery on it rather than these plain white birds to DFW. This is the 3rd different all white MD-11 from Western Global I've had the chance to photograph at DFW. This MD-11 started life with Finnair (Please view in "full" for highest image quality)

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Lee Smith
Are they White only because of the cost of Painting, Labor, and fuel usage to haul around all that Paint on a plane?
Garrett HellerPhoto Uploader
Hi Lee- I'm not sure but that would make sense to me! I know Western Global is pretty responsive on social media, I may have to reach out and see what they say.
Samuel Bixler
I doubt that white paint is any less dense than other colors... unpainted would be the only way to save weight. I imagine that all white simply saves on the cost of painting.
jahamley
We have one of those that comes into the UPS facility at KCLE. Only once have I seen one in Western Global livery.
Edward Dougherty
Just a Thumbs Up on the initial note here. You nicely explain the 'Why' on a picture like this. Also, the back-back story on this machine's earlier life. The branding of airliners is so automatic, so powerful, that it's just very arresting to see so large a craft completely unadorned like this.
tom wymelenberg
Here at RSW, they had 2 MD11,s and a 747 parked out on the tarmac of the old terminal area for quite a while. They were all white and being worked on occasionally. I ran the N numbers and they came from a defunct carribean cargo airline. They all eventually left but I have seen them fly over my house as I live below the final for a E-W approach. Not long ago I captured one of their 747's in the early am on Ft.Myers Beach on final for a W-E landing with a giant paint job leaving no doubt.
marylou anderson
I'm not understanding.
Why aren't there markings on this aircraft?
Kinda strange isn't it?
Then again--just in time for Halloween!
patrick baker
magnificent great white whale of an airliner.....
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
14-Jul-2019 MD11Rickenbacker Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 02:21PM EDT 04:25PM EDT 2:04
14-Jul-2019 MD11Bangor Intl ()Rickenbacker Intl () 10:02AM EDT 11:56AM EDT 1:54
14-Jul-2019 MD11Liege ()Bangor Intl () 07:22AM CEST 07:58AM EDT 6:36
13-Jul-2019 MD11Fujairah Int'l ()Liege () 11:03PM +04 03:33AM CEST (+1) 6:30
13-Jul-2019 MD11Bandaranaike Int'l ()Fujairah Int'l () 07:37AM +0530 09:42AM +04 3:34
11-Jul-2019 MD11Bahrain Int'l ()Bandaranaike Int'l () 08:23PM +03 03:47AM +0530 (+1) 4:54
11-Jul-2019 MD11Frankfurt Int'l ()Bahrain Int'l () 11:45AM CEST 05:52PM +03 5:07
11-Jul-2019 MD11Liege ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:08AM CEST 07:49AM CEST 0:41
09-Jul-2019 MD11Malta Int'l (Luqa) ()Liege () 06:53PM CEST 09:16PM CEST 2:23
09-Jul-2019 MD11Frankfurt Int'l ()Malta Int'l (Luqa) () 02:59PM CEST 05:16PM CEST 2:16
09-Jul-2019 MD11Liege ()Frankfurt Int'l () 09:34AM CEST 10:15AM CEST 0:40
05-Jul-2019 MD11Al Udeid Air Base ()Liege () 12:10AM +03 05:23AM CEST 6:13
02-Jul-2019 MD11Sigonella (military) ()Rota, Andalusia () 06:21PM CEST 08:58PM CEST 2:36
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