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When industry professionals want insights into aviation lubricants, they turn to ExxonMobil experts. Explore these recent articles, interviews and videos to learn how to put their knowledge to work for you.

Ed Barnes articles and interviews

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    Lubrication considerations for grounded aircraft

    As the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily reduced the demand for air travel, Barnes shares lubrication best practices to help keep grounded aircraft in near ready-to-fly condition.

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    Corrosion: The never-ending battle

    Aviation Maintenance Magazine, March 2019
    In an article exploring how aircraft manufacturers, operators and MROs fight corrosion, Barnes explains how ExxonMobil’s airframe greases and engine oils can help.

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    How to identify and reduce water contamination in jet oils

    MRO-Network.com, Nov. 16, 2018
    Barnes provides insight into how airline personnel can effectively reduce a jet oil’s exposure to water and shares strategies that can help identify contamination.

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    Commercial aviation lubrication

    Tribology & Lubrication Technology, July 2018
    This article is based on a webinar that Barnes presented on the history of turbine engine lubricants, jet engine lubricant chemistries, the approval process for commercial aviation lubricants, performance expectations and more.

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  • Cleaned aircraft engine component

    How to enhance generator performance

    Aircraft Maintenance Technology, March 2018
    Barnes talks about the top reasons for unplanned generator reliability issues and how high-performance capability turbine oil can help airlines overcome maintenance challenges.

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Gary Dudley articles and interviews

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    Aviation Pros grease series, part 1: Understanding grease shelf life and storage best practices

    Aviation Pros, Sept. 20, 2018
    In part one of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on grease shelf life and storage best practices.

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    Aviation Pros grease series, part 2: The relationship between compatibility and conversion effectiveness

    Aviation Pros, Oct. 15, 2018
    In part two of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on how technicians can identify compatible greases and shares insights for conducting grease conversions.

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    Aviation Pros grease series, part 3: How to assess grease color and odor

    Aviation Pros, Dec. 4, 2018
    In the third and final part of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on evaluating grease color and odor and how this may or may not indicate the status of grease condition.

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  • jars with grease

    The impact of hydrolysis on grease performance

    Aviation Maintenance Magazine, July 8, 2018
    Dudley shares grease hydrolysis warning signs and prevention tips.

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  • Aviation grease on gears

    How to maximize maintenance efficiency through proper grease selection

    Aviation Pros, May 18, 2017
    Dudley explains how a multipurpose grease can deliver outstanding protection against wear and rust and extend the life of bearings and components.

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Watch our video series to get the information you need on topics including grease color, consistency, viscosity and more. Check back, as we will continue to add new educational videos to help increase your grease knowledge.

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    Technical topics

    We have developed technical bulletins that cover a wide array of subjects and address some of the most common equipment-lubrication questions our customers face.

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    Find answers to general ExxonMobil aviation questions or explore our other FAQ pages about jet turbine oils, hydraulic fluids, piston engine oils, greases and gear oils.

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    Nose-to-tail offer

    These interactive schematics demonstrate our full nose-to-tail aviation fuels, oils, fluids and greases product offering for your commercial, general and military aircraft fleet.