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NEWS AND MEDIA 2015
28 Sep 2015
Shell water detector celebrates over 55 years of service with new, easy use packaging
In an industry where there is no margin for error, free water in aviation fuel is a serious concern. If water separates out of the fuel in flight at altitude, it can lead to ice formation, block injector systems, fuel lines and filters, potentially resulting in engine failure.
11 Sep 2015
Shell Aviation fuels Goodwood Aerodrome as revival event takes off
Shell Aviation has announced today that it has become the sole supplier of aviation fuels at Goodwood Aerodrome. The agreement, which covers the supply of Avgas and Jet fuel, is the latest in a series of new airport entries in Europe. The new collaboration will be marked at one of the world’s most popular vintage aviation and motorsports celebrations – The Goodwood Revival, taking place 11-13 September.
15 Jul 2015
Shell Aviation to “Fly Above the Rest” at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Houston - Shell Aviation will offer a number of exciting activities at this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI between July 20 and 26. The event will be marked by technical forums, product demonstrations, Q&A sessions and chances to enter to win exciting prizes, including a chance to fly with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team.
09 Jul 2015
Shell Aviation Expands European Network With Brest, France
Shell Aviation has started operations at Brest Bretagne Airport (BES) in France as the airport's exclusive supplier and operator. As part of the agreement, Shell Aviation will operate the fuel storage facilities and into-plane services at the airport through its subsidiary, Avitair and will be the sole provider of Jet A-1 and Avgas.
29 Jun 2015
Shell Aviation renews collaboration with AeroSuperBatics Wingwalking team
Shell Aviation is pleased to announce the extension of its collaboration with the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalking team, one of the world’s most famous aerobatic formation wing-walking teams.
06 May 2015
Shell Aviation becomes exclusive supplier at Saarbrücken, Germany
Today, Shell Aviation has announced the expansion of its refuelling network in Germany as the exclusive supplier at Saarbrücken Airport (SCN). The airport is located about 16 kilometres outside Saarbrücken, the state capital of Saarland in the South West of Germany, bordering Luxembourg and France. A dynamic regional connection point, it serves a number of scheduled and charter flights, connecting business hubs and holiday destinations. Shell will provide Jet A1 and Avgas 100LL and implement its Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) programme at the airport, where passenger numbers are expected to increase by 20% in 2015.
16 Apr 2015
Shell Aviation voted 'Best Brand' by Aerokurier readers
Shell was voted the ‘Best Aviation Fuels and Lubricant Brand’ by the readers of aviation magazine, Aerokurier. In their survey, Shell Aviation came out as the top brand in the ‘aviation fuels and lubricants’ category with 45.7% of the votes. One of Germany’s bestselling aviation magazines, Aerokurier, conducts the ‘Best Brand Awards’ via an online poll and voting by postcards among its readers, 75% of whom are pilots.
30 Mar 2015
Shell Aviation introduces the new AeroShell Oil Sport Plus 4, developed in collaboration with BRP-Rotax
Shell Aviation has introduced the new AeroShell Oil Sport Plus 4, the second generation of its piston engine oil, specifically designed for light sport and very light/ultralight aircraft 4-stroke engines. Shell Aviation has collaborated with major engine manufacturer, BRP -Rotax, in designing the new product, which is the result of three years of development and testing in both companies’ Research and Development facilities.
03 Mar 2015
Shell Aviation expands Technical Services portfolio
Shell Aviation announced that it has expanded its Technical Services Agreements (TSA) portfolio, achieving a 19% growth on the total number of its customers in 2014*. These customers are currently located in 41 countries, ranging from Southeast Asia, Africa & the Middle East to Australia and the Americas. The company offers airports, airlines and facility operators a suite of tools to enhance safety and operational standards through its TSA.
13 Jan 2015
Shell Aviation becomes sole fuel operator at Lille, France
Shell Aviation started operations at Lille Airport, France, strengthening its European network with its appointment as the airport’s sole fuel operator. Shell Aviation was awarded the 10 year contract in September 2014 to operate the fuel storage facilities and into-plane services at the airport through its subsidiary, Avitair. In addition to Lille, one of France’s busiest airports, Shell Aviation currently operates in eight airports in the country.
News and Media 2014
19 Nov 2014
Shell Aviation receives IATA's Strategic Partnership Award
Shell Aviation has received a 20-year Strategic Partner award from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its significant contribution to the industry and strong cooperation with the member airlines of the Association since 1994.
05 Jun 2014
Shell Aviation celebrates a decade of collaboration with Rotax
Global producer of fuels and lubricants Shell Aviation and leading manufacturer of ultralight and light sport aircraft engines BRP* are celebrating over a decade of collaboration as the BRP prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of its renowned Rotax 912 engine family. The product has dominated the light sport and ultralight aircraft industry in the last two decades and is currently using AeroShell Oil Sport Plus 4 (ASO Sport Plus 4), Shell’s latest aviation oil for light sport four stroke engines, as its factory fill.
20 May 2014
Shell Aviation wins ‘World’s Best Jet Fuel Supplier’ Award
Representatives from airlines and fuel suppliers have voted Shell Aviation as the 'World's Best International Jet Fuel Marketer and Supplier' in the 2013/2014 Armbrust Awards.
05 May 2014
Shell extends its global refuelling network into Seletar Airport in Singapore
Shell Aviation (Shell) today celebrated the official launch of its refuelling operations and fuel storage management at Seletar Airport, located in the north-eastern part of Singapore. With this appointment, Shell offers an end-to-end integrated refuelling service to Seletar Airport. Shell now provides fuel at both of Singapore’s civilian airports: Seletar Airport and the Singapore Changi International Airport, the world’s fifth busiest international airport.
04 Apr 2014
Shell Aviation launches its airport program called ACE, Aviation Centre of Excellence
Today, 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.
18 Mar 2014
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. Later that year, another pilot named Ben Cunningham joined the two in Pine Bluff, AR, and the group became "The North American Team".
28 Feb 2014
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.
News and Media 2013
03 Dec 2013
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. Avgas is one of the last common transportation fuels to contain lead and is used by light aircraft and helicopters. Shell’s new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of exhaustive R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
21 Aug 2013
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.
28 Jun 2013
DISA and Shell Join Forces to Supply Aviation Fuel in Spain
DISA Corporación Petrolífera S.A. (DISA) and Shell Aviation have announced the creation of Shell & DISA Aviation España SL, a 50-50 marketing joint venture which will sell Shell-branded aviation fuel in Spain. Completion of the agreement signed last year follows the granting of the necessary regulatory approvals in Spain.
31 May 2013
Shell Aviation wins Armbrust Award for the 12th consecutive year
Shell Aviation has won the award for Best Technical and Operational Performance in the 2013 Armbrust Awards held in Berlin earlier this month. It is the 12th year running that Shell has won the award and the 14th time in the awards’ 17-year history.
02 Apr 2013
Shell Aviation extends its network in Poland
Today, Shell Aviation announced it has started operations at Kraków International Airport, extending its refuelling network in Poland. Shell Aviation has one of the most extensive aviation fuelling networks in the world and this is the second airport in Poland it now operates in, having begun providing fuels at Katowice Airport in January this year.
04 Feb 2013
Shell Aviation wins Best Regional Aviation Fuel Provider award
For the third consecutive year, Shell Aviation has been named the best aviation fuel provider for the Middle Eastern and surrounding region, at the Emerging Markets Aviation Awards (EMAA).
16 Jan 2013
Shell Aviation extends its global refuelling network into Poland
Today, Shell Aviation celebrated the start of operations at Katowice International Airport in Southern Poland, marking its entry into Poland’s growing aviation market. In a move which underlines its position as a leading global aviation fuels and lubricants supplier, Shell Aviation now provides aviation fuels and associated services to selected airline customers at this airport. It is expected that Shell Aviation will start supplying fuel at further airports in Poland in the coming years.
10 Jan 2013
Shell’s Russian aviation JV extends operations
Today, Zao Shell & Aerofuels announced it has extended its aviation refueling network in Russia to include Pulkovo St Petersburg airport. In spite of the harsh winter conditions, Zao Shell & Aerofuels’ operations and support teams successfully made their first delivery of jet fuel to an international airline at Russia’s third largest airport on 2nd January 2013.
News and Media 2012
07 Aug 2012
Shell Aviation joint venture contributes to back-to-back airport operational excellence award
Dublin Airport has received the prestigious Delta Air Lines Grand Slam Award for the second consecutive quarter. The award recognises all the airport’s service providers to Delta Air Lines, including the into plane (ITP) operations (the re-fuelling of the aircraft), a service that is offered through the Shell and Topaz Aviation Ireland Ltd marketing joint venture.
News and Media 2011
15 Dec 2011
ACSA Feather award - Shell Aviation Double award winner for Airport Safety
Shell has been awarded the feather award for Safety in both Port Elizabeth Airport and Cape Town International Airport for 2011. The feather award is an annual award in which Operators and service providers at ACSA are recognized for service excellence in various categories.
30 May 2011
Shell’s Aviation Fuel Takes flight at the Comox Valley Airport
Comox, B.C. – Aviation fuel customers at the airport in Comox now have better access to onsite fuel supplies thanks to a significant investment from Shell Canada Products’ Aviation group (“Shell Aviation”). The Comox Valley Airport now has a new fuel tank that holds 120,000 litres of fuel, an airside refueller truck and other new equipment and services.
News and Media 2010
08 Dec 2010
SHELL AVIATION FUELS GROWTH WITH LAUNCH OF OPERATIONS AT ROSKILDE AIRPORT
SHELL AVIATION FUELS GROWTH WITH LAUNCH OF OPERATIONS AT ROSKILDE AIRPORT
07 Dec 2010
Shell Aviation appoints China Aviation Oil (Hong Kong) as exclusive Aviation Lubricants Master Distributor in China
Shell Aviation and China Aviation Oil (Hong Kong) Limited today jointly announced that Shell Aviation has appointed China Aviation Oil Hong Kong Limited (CAOHK) as Shell's authorized exclusive Master Distributor of AeroShell aviation lubricant products in China.
02 Dec 2010
SHELL AVIATION EXPANDS OPERATIONS TO 12 AIRPORTS IN INDIA
Customers set to benefit from expanded network as Shell’s joint venture in India signs new agreements
19 Oct 2010
SHELL AVIATION SIGNS FUEL CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL- AL MAKTOUM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Deal marks Middle East expansion and supply entry to what is planned to be the world’s largest airport
15 Aug 2010
SHELL AVIATION APPOINTS AL JABER GROUP AS UAE LUBRICANTS DISTRIBUTOR
Shell Aviation has signed a distributorship agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group, to distribute Shell Aviation lubricants in the UAE.
04 Jul 2010
TOPAZ AND SHELL AVIATION SIGN FUEL DEAL IN IRELAND
Deal marks Topaz’s entry into Ireland’s aviation fuel sector
01 Jul 2010
Shell Aviation fuels its first flights at London City airport
July 1, 2010 – London – Shell Aviation (SAV) began fuel supply operations at London City Airport (LCA) today. The start of operations follows a Concession Agreement signed with LCA in February 2010, giving Shell Aviation entry into the UK’s leading business airport.
07 Jun 2010
Shell Aviation Gains Supply Entry into Roskilde Airport, Denmark
Shell Aviation (SAV) today announced it has signed a Concession Agreement to operate as a fuel supplier at Roskilde Airport in Denmark (RKE). As well as enabling SAV to provide fuel supply and refuelling services to airlines, the agreement will increase supply security and competitiveness at the airport.
25 Feb 2010
SHELL AVIATION GAINS SUPPLY ENTRY INTO LONDON CITY AIRPORT
Shell Aviation (SAV) has signed a Concession Agreement to operate as a fuel supplier at London City Airport (LCA). The agreement marks Shell Aviation’s entry into LCA. As well as enabling SAV to provide fuel supply and refuelling services to airlines, the agreement will increase supply security and competitiveness at the airport.