Meeting Airbus Supply Agreement
As part of the Airbus Supply Agreement, ExxonMobil’s Port Allen Aviation Plant had to meet multiple industry and Airbus-specific standards related to process control, production quality and supply chain benchmarks, including General Requirements for Aerostructure and Material Suppliers (GRAMS) Gap assessment.*
During the evaluation process, Airbus representatives conducted a Supply Chain Operation Review & Evaluation (SCORE). The SCORE confirmed the performance and efficiency of the plant’s quality management systems, manufacturing processes, product quality plans and key measurement performance indexes. The plant met or exceeded all of Airbus’s requirements.
“This Airbus certification is another proof point of ExxonMobil’s commitment to delivering lubricants with the highest levels of global consistency and quality,” said Vipin Rana, global aviation lubricants sales manager at ExxonMobil. “It demonstrates how our investment in the Port Allen Aviation Plant positions us to meet future market demand for advanced turbine oils.”
Along with this latest certification from Airbus, the Port Allen Aviation Plant meets several other major industry specifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and LRQA ISO 9001: 2008.
About the Port Allen Aviation Plant
ExxonMobil’s Port Allen Aviation Plant, which achieved full production in October 2016, features advanced equipment and technologies that enable ExxonMobil to produce a reliable supply of Mobil Jet™ oils and meet the increasing demand for high-performance synthetic aviation lubricants. It also has a range of sustainable features including natural day-lighting panels to enhance the work environment and reduce energy consumption, a comprehensive recycling program and a water usage minimization system.
Learn more about the ExxonMobil Port Allen Aviation Plant here.*GRAMS is a “Compliance Commitment Requirements” tool and an integrated part of the Airbus contract for material manufactured at a given plant by a given supplier.