Highlights from this year’s Oshkosh;

  • 15,000 guests visited the AeroShell Booth, an increase of 7% from last year
  • 1,600 visitors virtually flew with the Aerobatic Team
  • Beating over 950 entries to the sweepstakes, Tom & Sandra (winner of Sweepstakes #1) and Sarah and her son Sam (winner of Sweepstake #2) won the opportunity to take to the skies with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team
  • Over 5,000 Legendary “Amoolia” posters were given out by the AeroShell Team

Stéphane Cicolella, General Manager, Shell Aviation Lubricants said; “EAA AirVenture is a significant event for Shell Aviation and AeroShell. It provides a fantastic opportunity to meet with some of our key audiences. We saw a record number of people at the AeroShell booth where we launched the first ever 360 virtual reality simulated flight with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. Watch to learn more about how AeroShell supports the team fly above the rest.”

AeroShell and Shell Aviation at Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI between July 25 and 31;

  • Continental Motors Tech Talk;
    Shell Aviation and Continental Motors hosted an open forum to understand the future of avgas and its effect on existing piston engine aircraft engines. Shell’s Fuel scientist, Tim Shea, shared Shell’s journey in the Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative (PAFI) and explained the next steps of engine testing. Aeroshell Lubricants Research Engineer, Anton Hunt, expanded on Shell’s work to understand the impact an unleaded fuel may have with existing oils used in today’s piston engine aircraft.
  • Lycoming Engines Training Seminar;
    Shell Aviation and Lycoming Engines hosted two training seminars on choosing the right oil through the life cycle of your engine.
  • Ask the Answer Man;
    Paul Royko, a piston engine oil specialist, shared the fundamentals of today’s piston engine oils and talked about what the future of oils may look like.
  • Explore behind the scenes;
    Shell Aviation offered a unique behind the scenes tour of Shell’s avgas rig through an interactive video. Shell Aviation is one of the few energy companies with a dedicated aviation research facility at the Shell Technology Centre Houston in Texas, USA.
  • Meet the Stars;
    The legendary AeroShell Aerobatic Team performed amazing feats only a few feet apart at dizzying heights at scheduled air shows throughout the week. The team was also hosted at the AeroShell booth daily.

Notes to editors

About Shell Aviation

  • Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We supply fuel at around 900 airports in 36 countries. Each year more than 2million aircraft are fuelled by Shell.
  • Our customers are airports and airlines, big and small, plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs. We are active across the full value chain. We produce fuels and lubricants (in a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them; and offer further services that help our customers operate as efficiently as possible. 


Alexandra Blomley, Global External Communications Adviser, Shell Aviation;
+44 207 934 1468 Alexandra.blomley@shell.com

Shawn Trahan, External Communications Manager, US Downstream;
+1 832-477 0465 Anissa.Trahan@shell.com

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