Aviation

Lower emissions at high altitude

New solutions from takeoff to touchdown

Lower emissions at high altitude

Lowering emissions and improving performance

Planes are an integral part of the global movement of people, goods and trade, and with demand projected to increase through 2040, finding new, lower-emission fuels to power those flights is crucial to reducing the risk of climate change. With decades of experience in the aviation sector, we are pushing for new breakthroughs that improve overall performance and lower emissions.

A dream oil: Mobil Jet Oil™ 387

A decade in the making, ExxonMobil’s Mobil Jet Oil™ 387 plays its part in helping air carriers more efficiently transport passengers and cargo. Designed to operate in extreme temperatures while providing consistent protection, the Mobil Jet Oil™ 387 is an innovation wonder that will help enhance aircraft reliability and minimize downtime.

As airlines and engine manufacturers look to create new aircrafts that reduce fuel burn and emissions, ExxonMobil continues to innovate to meet industry demands.

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Nose-to-tail solutions

A boarding pass may be your ticket to a new adventure, but that flight would not be possible without a suite of fuel and lubricant products flowing throughout the plane. Together, these products help allow for a flight with fewer emissions. Here’s an inside look at the fuels, oils, fluids and grease that make all that possible.

Jet engine oils

ExxonMobil’s jet engine oils support the high-performance requirements of the most-advanced jet engines, helping long-term reliability and minimizing downtime.
Jet engine oils

Aviation fuels

ExxonMobil aviation jet fuel supports commercial, general and military aviation. They’re readily available and continuously tested and upgraded, and supported by our commitment to the environment, safety and security.
Aviation fuels

Hydraulic fluids

ExxonMobil hydraulic fluids are fire-resistant and provide long-term protection against wear and corrosion.
Hydraulic fluids

Greases

ExxonMobil aviation greases provide strong performance in some of the most extreme temperatures. Their longevity minimizes wear and tear, which helps aircraft operators minimize waste.
Greases

Innovation: from Kitty Hawk to biofuels

For more than a century, ExxonMobil has helped the industry reach new heights. Its work is rooted in science and in a commitment to engineer solutions that advance performance.
letter from Orville Wright

Yesterday

In 1903 when the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, took that first step off a sand dune at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they created a breakthrough of innovation that continues today. On that day, Jersey Standard fuel and Mobil oil products were used in that first flight.

Today

Fast forward to today, where ExxonMobil is working with a number of outside organizations — including Viridos, Inc. and Global Clean Energy — to help develop biofuels that could change the future of aviation. It’s a lineage based on a belief that new ideas are worth pursuing, and sometimes those ideas can change the world.
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A deeper dive

cars on bridge

The road to 2040: What’s fueling transportation growth

Projections that the global middle class will increase by 1.7 billion people over the next two decades means a lot more energy will be needed in the years ahead to move planes, trains and automobiles.

Automotive Energy Factor Feb. 27, 2020

One-of-a-kind partners working on breakthrough innovations

No single company, organization or institution has all the answers when it comes to developing tomorrow’s low-emission energy. That’s why global energy company ExxonMobil is partnering with a range of organizations – including a leading biotechnology company to develop next-generation biofuels and a boutique technology company looking to vacuum carbon dioxide straight from the sky.

Aviation Energy Factor Oct. 25, 2019

Working on tomorrow’s biofuel

Viridos, Inc. (formerly Synthetic Genomics, Inc.) and ExxonMobil have worked together for a decade now, driven by a single goal: Create a pathway to refine algae oils into low-emission diesel that can power trucks, boats, even planes.

Aviation Energy Factor May 28, 2019