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Luxaviation and Shell join forces for a win-win



This strategic alliance is only the beginning of an innovative collaboration between the two players, says Luxaviation CEO Patrick Hansen. Photo: Shutterstock

This strategic alliance is only the beginning of an innovative collaboration between the two players, says Luxaviation CEO Patrick Hansen. Photo: Shutterstock

Luxaviation and Shell have announced a strategic partnership. The aim is to develop the business aviation services for the former, and the fuel supply services of the latter.

The first has planes that fly for business customers. The latter has the fuel to make them fly. The partnership between one of the world's leaders in business aviation and one of the world's leaders in the petroleum sector seems to make sense naturally.

"For more than 10 years, Luxaviation Group has implemented multiple initiatives to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, thus creating added value for our customers, our employees and our investors. The strategic alliance with Shell Aviation is just the beginning of an innovative collaboration between two industry players united by the common goal of a sustainable aviation industry. Our teams look forward to putting our respective strengths to work for the benefit of our customers," commented Patrick Hansen, CEO of the Luxembourg-based company.

"In addition to providing a secure fuel supply, we look forward to working closely with the Luxaviation team as they seek to develop and enhance the high levels of service their customers have come to expect from their FBO sites," said Shell Aviation President Anna Mascolo.

The Luxembourg-based group, which employs 1,200 people, operates VIP terminals at 26 airports around the world. This includes the one at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport which was announced this summer and sees the company partner up with Israel's leading aviation and tourism company, Flyeast. The idea is to add new "FBOs", VIP terminals that provide everything the often affluent clientele needs to get from one point to another.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.