We are proud of our heritage. For more than 100 years we’ve been a trusted partner around the world. We have been a technology leader for more than a century, with aviators and engineers relying on our expertise to push the boundaries of flight. ExxonMobil Aviation fuels and lubricants products have been chosen for some of history’s most celebrated aircraft and space programs.
Significant milestones include:
2013 - Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 makes its first commercial debut aboard a Boeing 747-8
After ten years of extensive product development and testing, Mobil Jet Oil 387 was selected by a major commercial airliner for maiden voyage on-board a Boeing 747-8 powered by GEnx engines.
2006 - ExxonMobil Aviation jet fuel chosen for all Airbus A380 test flights
Airbus chooses ExxonMobil Aviation jet fuel for every Airbus A380 test flight and a major commercial airliner selects Mobil Jet™ Oil II and Exxon HyJet™ for its inaugural Airbus A380 commercial flight.
2000 - ExxonMobil lubricants support space walk from International Space Station
Mobil Jet Oil II lubricated electric power generation units in space, while Mobilgrease™ 28 ensured the reliability of the life support backpacks astronauts used for space walks.
1986 - Around the world non-stop
Voyager, the first plane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling, used specially formulated Mobil synthetic lubricant.
1981 - Space launch
U.S. launches first space shuttle flight (Columbia) using Mobil™ lubricants.
1963 - Socony Mobil introduces Mobil Jet Oil II, the first successful advanced gasoline turbine engine oil for aircraft that dramatically reduced engine overhaul intervals
Mobil Jet Oil II, exclusive oil used by Pan American Airways throughout their history.
1958 - First trans-Atlantic voyage for the Boeing 707
Pan American Airways flew from New York to London, powered by Mobil aviation fuel.
1933 - Wiley Post’s solo flight around the globe
Post was the first aviator to fly around the world solo, and his aircraft engine was protected by Mobiloil lubricants.
1928 - Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Atlantic
Earhart made her historic flight across the Atlantic with Mobiloil lubricants working to protect the engine in Friendship.
(Photo credit: 99s Museum of Women Pilots)
1927 - Charles Lindbergh’s first solo non-stop transatlantic flight
When Lindbergh first flew across the Atlantic, he did so using Mobiloil branded lubricants to help protect the engine of the Spirit of St. Louis.
1903 - The Wright Brothers first take flight
Wilbur and Orville Wright used fuel from Jersey Standard (a legacy ExxonMobil company) and Mobiloil branded lubricants for their historic first flight.