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Every day at around 800 airports in about 40 countries, Shell Aviation provides fuel for almost 7,000 aircrafts, refueling a plane every 12 seconds.

From the private pilot to the largest global airlines, Shell Aviation earns the loyalty of its customers by creating value through the safe and timely supply of high quality aviation fuels and a comprehensive range of high performance aviation lubricants and fluids.

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Working alongside customers and partners is at the core of what we do. 

We have been partnering with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and customers for over 100 years, to deliver solutions and enable the technological advances to power progress together. 

Our name is well known in aviation circles for a good reason: Shell has been a trusted partner from the earliest years of powered flight.

Supporting Aviation

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Since the pioneers of aviation took to the air under power, there has been no let-up in the pace of innovation.

Shell Aviation has been a leader throughout, supporting our customers as they pursue their passion for aviation and strive to perform in a changing world.

Enabling the Future

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Technological advances underpin aviation’s successes and Shell is a leader in aviation fuel, lubricant and fluid technologies.

In the world-class Shell technology centre, scientists and engineers, long-serving industry experts and recent graduates alike, work tirelessly to deliver the next innovations.

Working Together

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Partnership is at the heart of how Shell Aviation develops solutions to help answer the needs of our customers.

We work with customers, equipment manufacturers, research facilities and industry bodies to optimise products for current and future generations of aircraft, engines and systems.

Leading the Way

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Shell is committed to delivering quality products, reliability and increased sustainability in aviation by supplying industry-leading fuels, lubricants and fluids that are approved to international standards and help to improve performance, increase efficiency and reduce cost-of-ownership, wherever and whenever our customers need them.


Shell Aviation launches its airport program called ACE, Aviation Centre of Excellence


Shell formally launches its program Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE), a proposition dedicated for fixed-base operators (FBOs) and small and medium size airports. The ACE program from Shell is designed to meet customer needs whether it is safe and effective operations, marketing support for growth, supply security, modern up-to-date equipment, or a partner that is easy to do business with.

Three Decades of Excitement. The AeroShell Aerobatics Team Turns 30.


In 1985, Alan Henley and Steve Gustafson were at an airshow in Lake Providence, LA. They were discussing how Steve's father Merle, who had recently passed away had done a two-ship formation routine with another pilot in airshows. Steve and Alan decided to practise and try a few maneuvers themselves, and performed their first routine later that weekend in the show.

AeroShell Ascender chosen for test flight of Airbus A350 XWB


Shell Aviation today announced that its innovative new turbine engine oil (TEO), AeroShell Ascender, was successfully used in the Airbus A350 XWB MSN 04 test flight aircraft. Proving AeroShell Ascender’s capability to be the TEO of choice for the Airbus A350 XWB, it successfully protected[i] the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, HGT1700 Auxiliary Power Unit and variable frequency generators during the flight and will continue to be used for the rest of its flight test programme.

Shell removes lead from light aircraft fuel


Shell today became the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for Aviation Gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL), which will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process.

Shell Aviation remembers the past, with an eye on the future


Shell Aviation today announced it has supplied the engine oils for a seaplane that will circumnavigate Britain, replicating a historic event that it did the same for exactly 100 years ago.


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Every day at over 800 airports in around 40 countries, Shell Aviation provides fuel for almost 7,000 air crafts, refueling a plane every 12 seconds. Shell Aviation’s customers range from the private pilot to the largest global airlines.

Shell Aviation is a global supplier of world-class aviation fuels and lubricants. We provide jet fuel and avgas to airports, airlines and jet operators.

Featuring piston engine oils, turbine engine oils, hydraulic fluids, products for industrial customers and more, AeroShell has the right lubricant for you.