Gazprom Neft is the market leader in aviation refuelling in Russia, and the industry’s technological benchmark.
As operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation refuelling business, Gazpromneft-Aero’s activities cover 260 airports in 66 countries, with a sales network including 50 aviation refuelling complexes in Russia, and one in the Kyrgyz Republic. Total «wing-tip» sales reached 3.1 million tonnes in 2018, consolidating Gazpromneft-Aero’s position on the global, as well as the Russian, sales markets.
Gazpromneft-Aero refuels Russian and international carriers in partnership with leading domestic refuelling companies, at international airports worldwide.
2018 saw Gazpromneft-Aero moving into the Malaysian and Gambian markets, as well as significantly increasing its presence at airports in China and Tunisia. A positive trend in aviation fuel sales — predominantly in countries in the Asia—Pacific Region, the UAE, Serbia and Egypt — resulted in a 15-percent increase in refuelling volumes abroad, reaching 246,000 tonnes by the end of the year.
Gazprom Neft’s aviation refuelling business is based on the latest international standards in aviation refuelling. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 2008.
The company’s operational activities involve using technologies to guarantee compliance with the highest safety standards in refuelling operations — the IATA’s «Green» classification. High fuel quality is guaranteed by virtue of supplies being delivered direct from Gazprom Neft refineries, together with a proven quality control system throughout the company’s own certified laboratories.
Digital aviation refuelling
In 2018 Gazprom Neft became the first company in the Russian aviation refuelling market to used distributed ledger (blockchain) technology, with Gazpromneft-Aero using a smart-contract to facilitate aviation refuelling paid online.
A programme at Gazpromneft-Aero to fully automate technological processes in aviation-refuelling has seen the Gazprom Neft Digital Innovation Centre (DIC), together with the Russian State Scientific Centre for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (RTC) come up with a concept for a robotized fuel-loading system for airfield tankers.
The Company’s bunkering business operator Gazpromneft Marine Bunker sells a wide range of marine fuels in all of Russia’s key sea and river ports