Synthetic jet oil produced by ExxonMobil in Port Allen is being deployed in All Nippon Airways inaugural “superjumbo” aircraft on its new route between Tokyo and Honolulu.
The Japanese airline began service between the two cities last week with its Airbus A380 “Flying Honu”—the world’s largest wide-body aircraft. The double-decker plane is painted to look like a turtle.
The new flight puts the carrier on the path to its 2020 goal of doubling the number of its seats that connect Honolulu to Tokyo. The carrier has added wide-body aircraft service four times weekly on its A380 aircraft, which will seat approximately 520 passengers. This month, ANA will add a second A380 to the Hawaii market and a third in July 2020.
According to ExxonMobil, All Nippon Airways is now using Mobil Jet Oil 387 in the engines and generators of the airline’s newly purchased Airbus A380.
Following more than a decade of development and performance evaluations, Mobil Jet Oil 387, features custom esters and unique additives that help deliver the “most advanced turbine engine oil that ExxonMobil has ever produced,” according to ExxonMobil.
Mobil Jet Oil 387 is produced at ExxonMobil’s Port Allen aviation lubricants plant near Baton Rouge. The 90,000-square foot facility is equipped with production technologies such as in-line blending, high-speed quart line and flow-through racking systems. ExxonMobil also recently became the first petroleum products company to receive the Zero Waste to Landfill Silver Validation from UL for its global lubricants operations. The Port Allen plant plays a key role in the project.