When selecting the right piston engine oil (PEO) for your aircraft, the most important factor to consider is the outside temperature. Each single grade engine oil is designed for use in a particular climate, meaning many operators need to switch grades as temperatures fall.
However, single grade oils are not the only option. AeroShell W 15W-50 is a semi-synthetic multi-grade oil for use in certified four-stroke aircraft piston engines. It is a blend of high-quality mineral oil and more than 50% synthetic hydrocarbon base stock, and the ashless dispersant additive system used in other AeroShell W series oils.