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Mobil Jet Oil 387 at ExxonMobil’s Port Allen Aviation Plant in Louisiana

Aviation Fuels, Lubricants Keep Engines Running Smoothly

See the latest on the newest aviation fuels, oils and lubricants.

1. Fuel, Fast

Company: Chevron

Chevron Constantine Kulikovsk/Wikimedia

Chevron Constantine Kulikovsk/Wikimedia

Specifications: Chevron supplies jet fuels and aviation gasoline adhering to industry standards set by groups such as the American Society of Testing and Materials and the Coordinating Research Council. In August 2016, The Richmond Standard reported Chevron teams created an emergency trucking bridge to supply fuel during an extremely low inventory period for Chevron’s airline customers at San Francisco International Airport. Chevron has produced fuel for the Bay Area at its Richmond, California, refinery for more than 114 years. In 2007, Chevron published the Aviation Fuels Technical Review, disclosing information about fuel performance, refining, distribution and handling.

2. Oils, Hydraulic Fluids and Solvents

Company: Eastman Aviation Solutions

Eastman Aviation Solutions

Specifications: Eastman Aviation Solutions creates turbo oils, hydraulic fluids and solvents for the aviation industry. In 2016, Juneyao Airlines in Shanghai switched to Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 for its aircraft with CFM56 engines and achieved a significant cleanliness improvement in bearings and overall reduction of engine coking. Currently, Eastman is working with Australia-based Rotor-Lift Aviation to switch to Turbo Oil 2197 by mid-year. Eastman also offers resources on its website including safety data sheets, a lubricants academy, value calculator and turbine engine fleet guide.

3. Anti-Corrosion Lubricant

Company: Lear Chemical Research Corp.

Lear Chemical Research Corporation

Specifications: Lear Chemical Research Corp. produces ACF-50, an anti-corrosion formula lubricant compound. The ultra-thin fluid compound penetrates into seams, micro-cracks and around rivet heads to prevent corrosion. The company also offers system-preparation details, product lab performance and information sheets on its website.

4. High-Performance Capability Turbine Engine Oil

Company: ExxonMobil


Mobil Jet Oil 387 at ExxonMobil’s Port Allen Aviation Plant in Louisiana

Specifications: ExxonMobil makes aviation fuels, oils, hydraulic fluids, greases and lubricants. Recently, ExxonMobil Mobil Jet Oil 387, introduced in 2012, was approved for use in the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine variants. The high-performance capability turbine engine oil is also approved for use in the Pratt geared turbofan 1500G engines. Singapore Airlines announced it will use the oil for its entire fleet, including its Airbus and Boeing widebody aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent and General Electric GE90 engine variants.

5. Detecting Water in Fuel

Company: Shell

Shell Aviation

Specifications: Shell Aviation produces aviation fuel, Aeroshell aviation lubricants and fuel services including supply security, technical services and hedging (protecting against fuel price risk exposure). Shell provides jet fuels and avgas to airports and airlines globally, in the commercial and private sectors. The products include AeroJet, a premium aviation fuel; avgas for piston-engine aircraft; worldwide civil jet fuel grades and specifications; military jet fuel and jet fuel additives.  Shell also offers a Shell Water Detector, used to detect dispersed undissolved water that is normally undetectable by visual examination.


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