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Gazprom Neft to provide aviation refuelling services at Tobolsk’s new airport

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has begun “wing-tip” refuelling of scheduled flights at Tobolsk’s new “Remezov” Airport — becoming the 90th Russian airport in Gazpromneft-Aero’s refuelling network, and its 322nd worldwide.

Modern Gazpromneft-Aero tankers, connected to the company’s automated commercial fuel-metering system, will operate at the new Remezov Airport — this system optimising efficiency in refuelling operations, as well as delivering an average 10% reduction in airliner servicing times. The “wing-tip” refuelling process is monitored and controlled by a special digital unit which stops dispensing fuel once aircraft tanks reach a pre-set weight. This built-in GSM-module transmits refuelling information to the Gazpromneft-Aero server, generating accounting documents digitally.

“Siberia’s aviation cluster is strategically important to Gazpromneft-Aero, with a significant volume of passenger and freight flights — both within the country, and abroad — being served through it. We are now providing aviation refuelling services at eight international airports throughout Siberia — in Barnaul, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tobolsk, Tomsk and Chita. Fuel for scheduled and charter flights is supplied direct from the company’s Omsk Refinery, with all transportation, storage and refuelling operations monitored and controlled through Gazprom Neft’s corporate ‘Nefetkontrol’ system, guaranteeing our products’ high quality.”
Vladimir Egorov
Vladimir Egorov Director General, Gazpromneft-Aero
Notes for editors

Tobolsk airport was built with the support of petrochemicals company SIBUR in partnership with the Tyumen Oblast, in the record time of two years. It has a 2,400-metre-long runway, able to service SSJ-100, Boeing-737 and Airbus A320/321 jets. The airport terminal will be able to handle up to 380 passengers per hour.