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McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (N513SN)


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.
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
23-Mar-2019 MD11Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Shreveport Rgnl () 03:46AM CDT 04:16AM CDT 0:29
22-Mar-2019 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 03:32PM AKDT 12:43AM CDT (+1) 6:10
22-Mar-2019 MD11Incheon Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 11:51PM KST 01:56PM AKDT 7:04
20-Mar-2019 MD11Kuwait Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 07:43AM +03 10:56PM KST 9:13
20-Mar-2019 MD11Al Udeid Air Base ()Kuwait Int'l () 01:08AM +03 02:20AM +03 1:11
18-Mar-2019 MD11Dover Afb ()Liege () 10:16PM EDT 09:51AM CET (+1) 6:34
17-Mar-2019 MD11Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Dover Afb () 05:11PM CDT 08:34PM EDT 2:23
15-Mar-2019 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:04PM AKDT 07:38AM CDT (+1) 5:34
16-Mar-2019 MD11Incheon Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 07:16AM KST 09:41PM AKDT (-1) 7:25
14-Mar-2019 MD11Al Udeid Air Base ()Kuwait Int'l () 08:30PM +03 09:52PM +03 1:22
14-Mar-2019 MD11Liege ()Al Udeid Air Base () 10:38AM CET 06:12PM +03 5:33
13-Mar-2019 MD11Dover Afb ()Liege () 06:09AM EDT 06:00PM CET 6:50
13-Mar-2019 MD11Louisville Intl ()Dover Afb () 01:30AM EDT 02:47AM EDT 1:17
12-Mar-2019 MD11Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Louisville Intl () 09:58PM EDT 10:55PM EDT 0:56
12-Mar-2019 MD11Louisville Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 05:01AM EDT 05:58AM EDT 0:57
11-Mar-2019 MD11Dover Afb ()Louisville Intl () 03:00PM EDT 04:51PM EDT 1:51
10-Mar-2019 MD11Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Dover Afb () 07:20PM CDT 10:42PM EDT 2:22
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