Gazpromneft-Aero, JSC Gazprom Neft’s aviation fueling business operator, supplied more than 500,000 metric tons of “into-plane” aviation fuel to aircraft belonging to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2013, a 60% increase over 2012.
In accordance with orders issued by the Government of the Russian Federation, the company is the exclusive provider of aircraft fueling work (services) for Russia’s Air Force at 27 bases belonging to the Ministry of Defense, and it is also the supplier of fuel and lubricants to those bases.
In 2013, Gazpromneft-Aero invested more than RUB 2.1 billion in the development of fueling infrastructure at Ministry of Defense bases. The total volume of investment since 2011 amounts to more than RUB 3.5 billion.
Since 2011, the company has constructed more than 10 new laboratory facilities at military airfields to test fuel quality, and purchased more than 90 modern fueling trucks.
Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero CEO, noted, “Our company is the first civil aviation fueling operator to have begun operating at Russian Air Force bases. The company’s main objectives for the coming years are the construction of fueling facilities at military bases, the organization of fueling operations in compliance with Gazpromneft-Aero’s service standards, and the organization of fuel quality control in accordance with advanced international standards.”
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft. The company has been carrying out aircraft fueling operations and selling “into-plane” aviation fuel since January 1, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel services since December 2008.
At present, Gazpromneft-Aero is the leading aviation fuel supplier on the Russian market. The company owns a network of fueling complexes, and is the leading supplier of aviation kerosene in terms of sales volumes at airports among retail network market operators in Russia.
Gazpromneft-Aero has been conducting operations at Russian Ministry of Defense Air Force bases since 2011. The company’s employees are responsible for fuel handling and storage, fuel conditioning, and wing-tip fueling operations. The fuel undergoes laboratory quality control before each fueling.
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