The jet fuel water detector

Shell’s breakthrough water detector, introduced in 1957, provided an efficient and economical way to check for water contamination in fuel. This simple testing device remains the industry standard today.

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Shell Jet Protection

A collaboration between Shell and FAUDI Aviation produced a new, safer refuelling system after contamination issues were identified in industry-standard refuelling systems. This was rolled out across all Shell managed sites in 2020.

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Our Stories

Shell and Ricardo stop the knocking

Advances in fuel quality stop ‘knocking’ and improve safety.

FIDO clears the way for safer landings

Shell Aviation supports British Airforce in developing fog dispersal systems for safer landings.

Well to wing quality assurance

Shell’s rigorous assurance system guarantees the quality of aviation fuel from refinery to aircraft tanks.

Solving the kerosene fungus problem

Shell tackles fuel contamination issue for Asian airports.

Safety added as standard

New Shell additive stops static build-up, preventing potential explosions and fires in fuel tanks.

Shell grade monitor improves fuel safety

Fail-safe automatic system helps prevents fuel contamination.

Decarbonising Aviation: Cleared for Take-off

Our new report, produced with Deloitte, reflects views from right across the aviation industry on the obstacles the sector faces and provides a clear pathway for the sector to accelerate progress towards net-zero emissions.

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Work with us today for a low carbon future

Shell has supported the pioneers of aviation for over 100 years. Share your challenge and let’s work together today for a sustainable tomorrow.

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100 years of going beyond

Since the birth of aviation, Shell has supported innovators and pioneers, helping bring progress and opportunities to people and communities the world over.