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Shell Aviation has been supplying high quality products and services to the aviation industry worldwide for over 100 years. Every day, at over 800 airports across some 40 countries, Shell Aviation fuels around 7,000 aircraft, refueling a plane every 12 seconds. Our customers range from the private pilot to the largest global airlines.
In the region, Shell Aviation is focused on providing the aviation industry with a comprehensive and reliable supply network and the best possible customer service.
Shell is successfully supporting the fuel needs of the Middle East’s leading airlines, including Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. In recognition of its contributions to the region’s aviation and airport industry, Shell has been the recipient of the Best Aviation Fuel Provider at the Emerging Markets Aviation Awards (EMAA) for three consecutive years (2010, 2011,2012). Shell Aviation has received the Armbrust Award for Top Aviation Refueled Worldwide consistently over the past decade and operates as a reliable fuel supplier partner to the region with concessions at leading airports in the Middle East, including at Dubai’s World Central-Al Maktoum airport.
Always at the forefront of innovation, Shell contributed to a global aviation milestone with the first commercial aircraft, Qatar Airways October 2009 when a Qatar Airways aircraft travelling from London to Doha completed the world’s first commercial passenger flight powered by a fuel from natural gas.
Shell developed and produced the 50-50 blend of synthetic Gas to Liquids (GTL) kerosene and conventional oil-based kerosene fuel and has been working with Airbus, Qatar Airways, Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD), Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Science & Technology Park and Rolls-Royce to research the benefits of using GTL Jet Fuel for cleaner energy.