Virgin Atlantic selects ExxonMobil’s new Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
- Mobil Jet Oil 387 is the most advanced jet turbine oil that ExxonMobil has ever developed.
- Mobil Jet Oil 387 oil has demonstrated the ability to reduce unscheduled maintenance and optimize engine performance.
Fairfax, Virginia – Jan. 22, 2015 – ExxonMobil has announced that Virgin Atlantic selected its most advanced jet engine oil, Mobil Jet Oil 387, for use in its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 turbofan engines. Approved to the SAE AS5780 HPC specification, Mobil Jet Oil 387 oil exceeds the performance benchmarks for High Performance Capability (HPC)* oil classifications in all of the required and report only tests.
“As we upgrade our fleet and incorporate our new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, we will continue to use ExxonMobil lubricant solutions to meet both current and future needs,” said Shehan Fernando, fleet technical manager and the head of Virgin Atlantic’s design organization. “Specifically, we wanted a HPC lubricant that would offer the best combination of technical performance and commercial benefit.” Virgin Atlantic, the first European operator of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, has ordered 17 aircraft, the first two of which have already arrived with additional deliveries expected in the next several years. In extensive testing, Mobil Jet Oil 387 lubricant has consistently demonstrated a wide range of technical and operational benefits, including exceptional seal compatibility, outstanding deposit control and reduced maintenance related downtime.
“To meet Virgin Atlantic’s evolving needs, we recommended Mobil Jet Oil 387 – the most advanced jet turbine oil that ExxonMobil has ever developed,” said Frans Horjus, global aviation lubricant sales manager at ExxonMobil. “Along with its range of performance benefits, Mobil Jet Oil 387 continues to receive certifications from major engine and accessory manufacturers, making it an ideal lubricant to meet Virgin Atlantic’s needs – today and into the future.”
As engine power, operating temperatures and time-on-wing continue to climb, more aircraft operators are looking for engine oils designed to manage the increased demands being placed on engines. Mobil Jet Oil 387 oil is the result of more than a decade of research and testing in the laboratory, on the ground and in-flight.
Approved for use in Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, Mobil Jet Oil 387 has additionally received certification for use in Rolls-Royce Aviation’s Trent 900 and XWB, GE’s GEnx next generation turbofan and CF34-10 regional jet. These engines represent some of the latest technological developments in aviation turbines – engines that require HPC oils, such as Mobil Jet Oil 387 lubricant, specifically formulated to provide advanced engine protection and to optimize engine performance.*About High-Performance Capability (HPC) Oils: The High-Performance Capability (HPC) classification represents the highest aviation industry standard for aviation turbine engine oils. To meet the HPC classification, oils must deliver exceptional overall performance, high levels of oxidation resistance and outstanding deposit control. Mobil Jet Oil 387 is certified as an HPC oil.