An Oil For The Long Haul
Fleet-wide use of Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 brings stability in harsh operating environment
Kingsport, TN, July 14, 2015 – The Arctic Circle can produce some of the harshest operating conditions for all types of aircraft. Due to the dangerously cold temperatures and a constant threat of ice, the performance reliability of the aircraft may be more vital in this region than any other.
Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, trusts the reliability of their aircraft performance, in part, to Eastman Turbo Oil 2380.
For more than 80 years, Widerøe has been operating throughout the Arctic Circle to provide their customers with service to more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline.
Operating from Bodø, Norway, Widerøe’s fleet consists of 41 Bombardier Dash-8 turbo-prop aircraft, all of which must operate in conditions well north of home base and often to remote locations.
Widerøe is currently utilizing Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 in their engines, fleet-wide, and has come to depend on the product’s superior low temperature characteristics, load-carrying capability, cleanliness and elastomer compatibility to keep their aircraft running at the highest performance level possible while they complete more than 450 flights a day.
“We operate one of the most experienced PW100/ PW150 fleets in the world,” said Kjell Litangen, engineering manager, Widerøe. “Couple that with the harsh conditions we operate in every day, we have to be constantly focused on the performance reliability of our aircraft.”
“We have used Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 in our fleet for decades and have come to trust the reliability and proven performance of our aircraft while using the product,” concluded Litangen.
Rodger Harris, global commercial director, Eastman Aviation Solutions said, “Widerøe is an impressive example of an airline that has been able to operate successfully in a harsh and challenging environment.”
“Widerøe’s extensive history in the region coupled with the proven reliability of Eastman Turbo Oil 2380 has cultivated a strong and successful partnership over the years. We look forward to supporting the company and their fleet well into the future,” concluded Mr. Harris.
One of the most widely used turbine oils in the commercial aviation industry, Eastman Turbo Oil 2380, has been in service for half a century and was among the first turbine oils to be qualified and approved for MIL-PRF-23699 STD (Standard) class and subsequently SAE AS5780 SPC (Standard Performance Capability) class. A full list of approvals is available upon request. To learn more visit www.eastman.com/Brands/EAS/Eastman-Turbo-Oils.
About Eastman Aviation Solutions
Eastman Aviation Solutions, a dedicated team within Eastman Chemical Company, is an aviation fluids supplier that focuses on providing industry-leading products, technical resources, dedicated support and improved service to the commercial and regional airline, corporate aviation, and helicopter industries. As a leading turbine oil and hydraulic fluid provider, Eastman Aviation Solutions combines their industry recognized brands Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids and SkyKleen® aviation solvents with Eastman Turbo Oils (formerly BP Turbo Oils), merging over a century of experience in aviation fluids, and offering them to customers under one unique brand. Eastman delivers innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment of safety and sustainability to their global customer base. Serving approximately 100 countries, Eastman Aviation Solutions products are available throughout the world via approved distributors and direct sale opportunities. To learn more visit www.EastmanAviationSolutions.com.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
Founded in 1934, Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 1,500 and turnover of NOK 3.5 billion. The company carries around 2.8 million passengers annually and flies to 48 domestic and international destinations, including summer routes. Widerøe operates more than 450 flights every day and operates to more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. Today our network consists of 60% commercial routes, and 40% PSO routes (Public Services Obligations). For more information visit www.wideroe.no/en.