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Shell Aviation supplies high quality products and services to the aviation industry worldwide. Every day, at over 800 airports across some 40 countries, Shell Aviation provides fuel for around 7,000 aircraft, refuelling a plane every 12 seconds. Our customers range from the private pilot to the largest global airlines.
Since the birth of modern aviation, Shell has been committed to providing performance enhancing fuels and lubricants to the aviation community. In July 2009, Shell celebrated 100 years of innovation, based on Louis Blériot’s flight crossing the English Channel in 1909 using Shell fuel. Since this time, Shell has played a crucial part in almost every landmark event for aviation. Shell was involved in yet another aviation first in 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. Over the last couple of years, Shell 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.
Shell Aviation is focused on providing the aviation industry with a comprehensive and reliable supply network and the best possible customer service. In 2010, Shell Aviation signed several concession agreements to operate as a fuel supplier in more airports around the world, including London City Airport in the UK, Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport in the UAE and Roskilde Airport in Denmark. Shell Aviation also expanded its operations into 12 airports across India. In 2011, Shell launched its new marketing joint venture (MJV) with Irish-owned and managed company, Topaz, for the sale of aviation fuel in Ireland.
Shell Aviation has received the Armbrust Award for Top Aviation Refueler Worldwide consistently over the past decade. We have been named the Best Aviation Fuel Provider at the Emerging Markets Aviation Awards (EMAA) for two consecutive years (2010, 2011). The awards recognise excellence in the aviation and airport industry from emerging market airports in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Russia, CIS and Baltic States.
Powered by its distinctive heritage in the industry, Shell Aviation will continue with the same determination, ingenuity and vigour that have made it a world leader.