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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
10-Aug-2019 MD11Norfolk Ns (Chambers Fld) ()Southwest Florida Intl () 01:31PM EDT 03:25PM EDT 1:53
10-Aug-2019 MD11Sigonella (military) ()Rota, Andalusia () 12:28AM CEST 03:08AM CEST 2:40
09-Aug-2019 MD11Bahrain Int'l ()Sigonella (military) () 04:59PM +03 08:30PM CEST 4:31
08-Aug-2019 MD11Rota, Andalusia ()Sigonella (military) () 04:48PM CEST 07:17PM CEST 2:28
07-Aug-2019 MD11Southwest Florida Intl ()Norfolk Ns (Chambers Fld) () 03:16PM EDT 05:24PM EDT 2:08
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