For more than 100 years, we’ve been a trusted partner around the world. We have been a technology leader for more than a century, with aviators and engineers relying on our expertise to push the boundaries of flight. ExxonMobil Aviation fuels and lubricants products have been chosen for some of history’s most celebrated aircraft and space programs.
Capital investments into a state-of-the-art blending and packaging facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – the Port Allen manufacturing facility – demonstrate our long-term commitment to the aviation industry and set a new standard of technological excellence.
Our research and engineering facilities located in Paulsboro, New Jersey, feature world-class laboratories for product development and performance testing – ensuring the highest quality nose-to-tail product offering for our customers.
And our commitment to technology and strong cooperation with manufacturers ensures we will continue to provide industry-leading products to our customers today and in the future.
2019 – ExxonMobil donates over 1,000 litres of hydraulic fluid for Concorde restoration
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of Concorde, ExxonMobil donated over 1,000 litres of original Exxon M2-V Aviation Hydraulic Fluid to Heritage Concorde, a volunteer preservation group dedicated to the restoration of Concorde aircraft in the United Kingdom and France. Read more
2016 - State-of-the-art Port Allen Aviation Plant begins production in Louisiana
The Port Allen Aviation Plant produces the entire line of Mobil Jet™ aviation lubricants – helping to meet rising demand for high-performance synthetic aviation lubricants. The facility utilizes the latest blending and packaging equipment in conjunction with a range of sustainable features to increase electrical energy efficiency.
2013 - Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 makes its first commercial debut aboard a Boeing 747-8
After ten years of extensive product development and testing, Mobil Jet Oil 387 was selected by a major commercial airliner for maiden voyage on-board a Boeing 747-8 powered by GEnx engines.
2006 - ExxonMobil Aviation jet fuel chosen for all Airbus A380 test flights
Airbus chooses ExxonMobil Aviation jet fuel for every Airbus A380 test flight and a major commercial airliner selects Mobil Jet™ Oil II and Exxon HyJet™ for its inaugural Airbus A380 commercial flight.
2000 - Space walks
During the International Space Station space walks, Mobil Jet™ Oil II oil lubricated electric power generation units, while Mobilgrease™ 28 grease ensured reliability of life support backpacks.
1986 - Around the world non-stop
Voyager, the first plane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling, used specially formulated Mobil synthetic lubricant.
1981 - Space launch
NASA chose Mobil Jet™ Oil II lubricant for the space shuttle Columbia on its first mission. The shuttle orbited the earth 36 times before safely returning to Edwards Air Force Base.
1969 - Supersonic jet
The Concorde supersonic jet began service between Europe and the United States, using legacy Exxon M2V hydraulic fluid to operate critical movements of the iconic droop nose during flights and Mobil Jet™ Oil II lubricant during initial test flights.
1963 - Socony Mobil introduces Mobil Jet Oil II
The first advanced gasoline turbine aircraft engine oil to dramatically reduce engine overhaul intervals, Mobil Jet Oil II was the exclusive oil used by Pan American Airways. Its powder-blue can with the sans serif letters – one of the most recognizable brand packages in the industry – was created after a marketing writer spent $2.35 on colored paper, paste and lettering.
1958 - First trans-Atlantic voyage for the Boeing 707
Pan American Airways flew from New York to London, powered by Mobil aviation fuel.
1938 - Douglas Corrigan’s wrong-way flight to Ireland
Corrigan flew from New York to Ireland in July 1938 with the help of Mobiloil lubricants, even though his plane was licensed for cross-country flights only. After he claimed he crossed the ocean in error, he was dubbed “Wrong Way” Corrigan and received official censure for the stunt – in addition to a ticker tape parade that was said to rival Lindbergh’s.
1933 - Wiley Post’s solo flight around the globe
Post was the first aviator to fly around the world solo, and his aircraft engine was protected by Mobiloil lubricants.
1928 - Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Atlantic
Earhart made her historic flight across the Atlantic with Mobiloil lubricants working to protect the engine in Friendship.
(Photo credit: 99s Museum of Women Pilots)
1927 - Charles Lindbergh’s first solo non-stop transatlantic flight
When Lindbergh first flew across the Atlantic, he did so using Mobiloil branded lubricants to help protect the engine of the Spirit of St. Louis.
1903 - The Wright Brothers first take flight
Wilbur and Orville Wright used fuel from Jersey Standard (a legacy ExxonMobil company) and Mobiloil branded lubricants for their historic first flight.