celebrates 50 years of operations in the emirate of
Dubai, a milestone which reflects the transformation
of a quiet airfield into Dubai International (DXB) -
the busiest airport for international passenger
traffic in the world.
Shell began supplying
fuel to Dubai in the late 1960s and quickly
recognised its potential, relocating its Middle East
regional headquarters to the emirate in 1971. In
1985, Shell built a pipeline to transport aviation
fuel to DXB, replacing transportation by road.
Aviation provides aviation fuels, lubricants and
services at both DXB and Dubai’s newest airport,
Dubai World Central (DWC), refuelling more than
2,600 aircraft a month.
tremendous growth of DXB is such a great
story of success, and we are proud to
have been a part of this journey. We
would like to thank Dubai Airports and
all our partners for this long-term
Shell Aviation’s incoming General
Manager for Asia and the Middle East.
committed to continually supporting the
progress of Dubai’s aviation industry,
creating outstanding value for our
customers and growing our cooperation.”
Pereira was speaking during the Global
Airport Leaders Forum, which was held as
part of the Airport Show at the Dubai
International Conference and Exhibition
Centre (DICEC) between 15-17 May 2017.
Pereira, incoming GM, Asia and Middle
East (left) with Paul Griffiths, CEO
The Global Airport
Leaders Forum covers global strategic challenges and
opportunities facing airport operators, regulators
and airport industry suppliers. It is convened under
the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed
Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation
Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman
and CEO of Emirates Airlines.
To mark the
50-year anniversary, Pereira presented
chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, with a
has been a long-trusted partner of Dubai Airports.
We share an uncompromising commitment to safety,
customer focus and a passion for the work we do,”
Griffiths said, “We look forward to many more years
of continued and valued collaboration.”
To support Dubai’s
transformation into one of the world’s most
important aviation hubs, Shell has built up a local
team of aviation experts and invested in pipelines
and storage capacity expansion. Shell extended
operations to Dubai World Central (DWC) when that
airport opened in 2010. Airlines and other operators
can also access Shell Aviation’s high quality
AeroShell lubricants portfolio through Shell’s
In 2016, Shell
Aviation reached the 12th anniversary of the
implementation of its Goal Zero safety standard at
DXB. Goal Zero is a company-wide initiative
targeting no harm to people and no leaks.
supplied its bitumen products to pave two runways at
DXB in 2014. With Dubai airports surpassing 70
million airline passengers during that year, the
project was a major logistics challenge.