ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants bolsters Ethiopian Airlines fleet
ExxonMobil announced 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 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.”
“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.”