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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.....
Spencer Hoefer
Looks like it could be a "Con air" paint job minus the fact it has been converted to a cargo aircraft haha
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
30-Mar-2020 MD11Kansai Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 01:21 JST 02:27 CST 2:05
28-Mar-2020 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Kansai Int'l () 22:13 AKDT 23:23 JST (+1) 8:09
27-Mar-2020 MD11Muhammad Ali Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 12:08 EDT 15:04 AKDT 6:55
26-Mar-2020 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 22:06 AKDT 07:27 EDT (+1) 5:21
27-Mar-2020 MD11Kansai Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 06:39 JST 20:30 AKDT (-1) 6:50
27-Mar-2020 MD11Hong Kong Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 00:31 HKT 04:29 JST 2:57
25-Mar-2020 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Hong Kong Int'l () 18:36 AKDT 21:19 HKT (+1) 10:43
25-Mar-2020 MD11Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Anchorage Intl () 04:10 EDT 06:49 AKDT 6:38
24-Mar-2020 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 14:37 AKDT 00:03 EDT (+1) 5:26
24-Mar-2020 MD11Kansai Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 22:53 JST 12:48 AKDT 6:55
24-Mar-2020 MD11Hong Kong Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 17:21 HKT 21:16 JST 2:55
23-Mar-2020 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Hong Kong Int'l () 10:48 AKDT 14:00 HKT (+1) 11:12
23-Mar-2020 MD11Southwest Florida Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 02:06 EDT 06:27 AKDT 8:20
19-Mar-2020 MD11Dover Afb ()Southwest Florida Intl () 08:32 EDT 10:52 EDT 2:20
19-Mar-2020 MD11Frankfurt-Hahn ()Dover Afb () 00:29 CET 04:41 EDT 9:11
18-Mar-2020 MD11Nevatim Israeli Air Force Base ()Frankfurt-Hahn () 18:39 IST 22:07 CET 4:27
18-Mar-2020 MD11RAF Mildenhall ()Nevatim Israeli Air Force Base () 07:23 GMT 13:58 IST 4:35
17-Mar-2020 MD11Dover Afb ()RAF Mildenhall () 17:14 EDT 03:26 GMT (+1) 6:12
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