Aviation Photo #1471952 McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F) - FedEx - Federal Express

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    Jerry Pang
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    McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas
    48490
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    N588FE
    Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok)
    Hong Kong
    China
    January 2009
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Photo Added: February 02, 2009

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Anonymous
9 years ago
They just cleaned it. ;-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like a turbine wash, its done to help try to restore lost engine perfomance.
Anonymous
9 years ago
From the color of the liquid, it looks like the MD-11F is lactose intolerant.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice catch.

i think it might the leftover water from an engine wash. the jet blast from ignition prolly just blew the rest of the water out. :]
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice capture, they are doing a Compressor Wash from my experience.
Anonymous
9 years ago
They are cleaning the engine that's why many liquids spurt.It's part of the process
Anonymous
9 years ago
Compressor wash.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It looklike scrap.an aircraft's picture should be perfect
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hi jerry, nice picture. I think it is actually an engine wash. Cleaner engines save fuel !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wax On, Wax Off.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'm sure those fluids are being handled as toxic! Interesting shot as I have never seen an engine cleaned like that. Thanks
Anonymous
8 years ago
The fluids look a little like frozen precipitation. How cool would it be to have an MD-11 engine for a snow maker?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thanks to the photographer, my education has been enhanced by seeing something done I did not know existed in practice.
Anonymous
8 years ago
How come the water coming out at the back still looks clean? The last time I saw a vid of this of a 737, the water was really grimy.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Interesting shot :) btw, it looks as if there is wood inside the engine cowling. look. there is like this orange-ish thing. is that wood or just metal that looks like wood because of the lighting?
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is Kevlar - same thing that is in bullet proof jackets. Contains the fan blade within engine in case of blade failure.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Learned something: had no idea this was done, and if someone had told me jet engines were washed I would have laughed at them.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ooooo that feels good!!! Now a little to the right!! Thanks!!

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