The history of Indian Civil Aviation is synonymous with the history of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) -Aviation Service. BPCL has completed more than 75 years of Aviation Service. BPCL-Aviation Service is present at all the major gateways and other airports in the country rendering into-plane services to leading domestic and international airlines and operating the Aviation Fuelling Stations. BPCL which started as Bharat Shell has been the pioneer in Aviation Fuelling Service. The first powered flight was refuelled in 1911. In 1928, KLM flew the first civil air transport route across India - from Amsterdam to Batavia and BPCL serviced their Fokker F-VII-A aircraft at Karachi, Jodhpur, Allahabad
and Dum Dum.