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About Shell Aviation

Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We produce aviation fuels and lubricants (across a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them - as well as offer further related services to customers. We supply fuel at around 800 airports in approximately 40 countries. We refuel an aircraft every 12 seconds.

Our customers are airports and airlines, big and small, plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs. We have one of the world’s most extensive fuelling networks and have a strong supply chain.

We have a portfolio of world-class brands and products and continue to invest in technical innovation. We have strong working relationships with OEMs, put the customer at the heart of what we do and respond to industry opportunities and challenges.

In addition to ensuring high safety and operational standards in our own operations, Shell Aviation is actively involved in several industry bodies, including the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) Fuel Quality Committee, the Energy Institute, Coordinating Research Council and several other industry associations. It has led the Energy Institute Filtration Subcommittee for many years, a group which defines filtration standards and communicates best practice to the industry.

We have a history of unique, full sized research and testing capability with examples including a full flow hydrant and filtration test rig and aviation engine test capability, which has included temperature and humidity control as well as altitude capability for fuels development. Shell Aviation has also led the Joint Industry Group Product Quality Committee for several years, a committee which defines and manages quality standards in joint operations.

International Air Transport Authorities (IATA)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. IATA’s Strategic Partnerships Program (SP) is a platform for aviation solution providers to build and strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. The IATA SP program currently focuses on more than 30 areas of involvement, spanning virtually all aspects of airline operations.