ExxonMobil selected as exclusive lubricant supplier for Ethiopian Airlines

High-quality lubricant supplier for the Ethiopian Airlines fleet

  • Ethiopian Airlines will use Mobil Jet Oil 387, Mobil HyJet V, Mobil HyJet IV-Aplus, Mobilgrease 33, and Mobil Aviation Grease SHC 100 across its fleet
  • Ethiopian Airlines, which recently commemorated its 75th anniversary, is Africa’s fastest growing airline and holds top global rankings as a cargo and passenger carrier
  • Decades-long relationship with Aeroservices, an ExxonMobil distributor, was driving factor in Ethiopian Airline’s decision

SPRING, Texas – ExxonMobil announced today that it is now the sole aviation lubricants supplier for Ethiopian Airlines’ growing fleet. The airline, which recently commemorated its 75th anniversary as Africa’s most influential carrier, selected ExxonMobil based on trust in the company’s products and a decades-long partnership with Aeroservices, an authorized ExxonMobil aviation lubricants distributor.

Ethiopian Airlines will use Mobil Jet Oil 387, Mobil HyJet V, Mobil HyJet IV-Aplus, Mobilgrease 33, and Mobil Aviation Grease SHC 100 across its fleet.

The airline, which serves more than 70 global destinations, remains focused on future ambitions, such as expanding its third-party capabilities and becoming a top maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) carrier in the Pan-African region. To accomplish these goals, Ethiopian Airlines needed a lubricant supplier that could keep up with performance and maintenance demands of an ever-growing fleet.

“We’re extremely proud to be celebrating 75 years of service to our home of Africa, and around the world,” said Mr. Retta Melaku, Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines Group. “Looking back on how we’ve grown and what lies ahead for the airline, our collaboration with ExxonMobil and Aeroservices stands out as being integral to the progress we have made, and will make, in the years to come. We rely on ExxonMobil’s products and unmatched technical support – as we have done for decades – to meet our needs today and far into the future.”

The ExxonMobil suite of aviation lubricants has a long history of strong performance in various aircraft and engines, which made Ethiopian Airlines confident in its selection.

  • Mobil Jet Oil 387 is a high-performance jet oil that is designed to deliver unsurpassed engine performance. It offers exceptional elastomer compatibility, excellent thermal and oxidative stability, and advanced deposit control.
  • Mobil HyJet V is a high-performance Type V phosphate ester hydraulic fluid used by major airlines for optimal reliability in high pressure systems. It has logged more than 10 million in-service hours since its introduction.
  • Mobil HyJet IV-Aplus is a fire-resistant Type IV phosphate ester aviation hydraulic fluid that offers performance capabilities at levels close to those of Type V fluids. It offers outstanding rust and deposit control and is the lowest density Type IV fluid commercially available today.
  • Mobilgrease 33 is a high-performance, multipurpose airframe grease, providing superior performance and hydrolytic stability, excellent resistance to thermal and oxidative degradation and exceptional wear protection.
  • Mobil Aviation Grease SHC 100 is a supreme performance synthetic grease approved by all major aircraft wheel manufacturers. It helps protect against wear, rust, corrosion and high-temperature degradation, provides excellent resistance to oxidation and remains stable in adverse weather and other water-exposure conditions.

“Aeroservices’ relationships with Ethiopian Airlines and ExxonMobil was forged over a decade ago,” said Mashood Akmal, Aeroservices Director of Innovation and Strategy. “With every passing year it has strengthened from pillar to post, leading to strategic technical projects jointly with three respected global entities, which is exemplified by this change of aviation lubricants for Ethiopian Airlines, with Aeroservices being the catalyst. Change has brought distinct technical and commercial advantages to Ethiopian, bringing simplicity of ‘nose-to-tail’ lubricants powered by ExxonMobil Aviation and fueled by Aeroservices, an authorized ExxonMobil aviation lubricants distributor, for further growth of Ethiopian Airlines.

“Over the years, our commitment to providing Ethiopian Airlines with quality lubricant products and dedicated technical support has only strengthened in parallel to its incredible growth and success,” said Osman Durrani, ExxonMobil Global Aviation Lubricants Sales Director. “We’re looking forward to continuing that support for many years to come as the airline continues to make history in Africa, and around the world.”

For more information on Ethiopian Airlines: https://corporate.ethiopianairlines.com/

For more information on Aeroservices: https://aeroservicesltd.com/

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About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

About Aeroservices

Aeroservices is a tech-driven global player in the aviation industry, offering single-point supply chain and inventory management services. Aeroservices’ contractual and ad-hoc services portfolio includes distribution of spares and aviation components, lubricants and consumables, tooling and tires, management of repair and maintenance work and exchange and leasing of components. With operations in over 90 countries across four continents, an aircraft prepped with Aeroservices’ technical offerings takes off somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. Aeroservices provides ‘Nose-to-Tail’ solutions directly to over 100 commercial operators and flag carriers as well as to more than 100 prominent MROs, civil and defence forces and aerospace OEMs who facilitate the extended reach of Aeroservices supply chain services.

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