Gazpromneft-Aero Acts as Official Aerobatic Teams Refueler at MAKS-2009 Air Salon

Gazpromneft-Aero has acted as an official aerobatic teams refueler at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2009. Refueling of aircrafts participating in the aerobatic display is performed by Gazpromneft-Aero's bowsers complying with international requirements in the sphere of aircraft refueling and approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“Participation of Gazpromneft-Aero enjoying the status of an official aerobatic teams refueler at the major Russian aviation forum MAKS-2009 represents yet another evidence of the company’s successful and efficient development in the local aircraft refueling market”, - ZAO Gazpromneft-Aero General Director Vladimir Egorov stated.

Notes for editors

ZAO Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft established in January 2008. The Company’s core business is provision of aircrafts with jet fuel, sales of jet fuel produced at JSC Gazprom Neft’s oil refineries and operation of fueling facilities at such airports of the Russian Federation as those in Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Murmansk, Tomsk and Bryansk.

ZAO Gazpromneft-Aero’s development strategy till 2020 envisions the development of its own network of modern fueling facilities. By 2012, the Company’s retail sales should hit 1.0 million tons of aviation kerosene per year. By 2020, the Company plans to have over 20 fueling facilities located in Russian and foreign airports.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS occupies a leading position among major world aviation forums. MAKS is navigated under the patronage of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation and provides a comprehensive insight into priorities and achievements of the Russian Aerospace Complex.