Another MD-11F for Western Global?

US-based lessor GECAS leased an MD-11F (48415 ex-Shanghai Airlines) to an undisclosed customer, with the freighter now “in final prep for delivery”.

The US Federal Aviation Administration shows a pending registration change for the freighter to N415JN, which suggests the lessee could be Western Global Airlines. Western Global, a startup controlled by long-time US cargo industry veteran Jim Neff, had originally planned to begin operating in 2013, with four MD-11Fs in the fleet by the end of that year. However, while it appears that it has acquired at least three MD‑11Fs, all three are currently in storage.

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