Shell Aviation 2009 Centenary

  • 100 Years Aviation

In July 2009, Shell celebrated 100 years of involvement in the Aviation industry, based on Louis Blériot’s flight crossing the English Channel in 1909 using Shell fuel.

Since this time Shell has played a crucial part in almost every landmark event for aviation including; the record breaking non stop flight of Boeing 747 from London to Australia in the 1980s and Shell’s pioneering research into aviation fuels from helping Sir Frank Whittle develop the jet engine to the development of alternative jet fuels today.

With a long history in the industry, Shell Aviation will continue with the same determination, ingenuity and vigor that has made it a world leader.

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