Since early 2013, Gazpromneft Aero has built seven new fuel testing laboratories at air force bases and has purchased 21 new fueling trucks for use in Pskov, Ryazan, Tambov, Lipetsk, Taganrog, Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, and Akhtubinsk. The company will continue to build new refueling facilities for the Russian Air Force to meet international aviation fuel supply standards.
“Large-scale modernization of airfield refueling infrastructure and the guaranteed quality of the products we supply allow us to work more closely with the Russian Air Force and introduce the best international practices of aviation fuel supply at airfields,” said Gazpromneft Aero CEO Vladimir Yegorov. “In 2012, the company delivered over 350,000 tons of fuel into airplanes at Russian Air Force bases, and we plan to exceed that number this year.”
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Gazpromneft Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. It has been providing aircraft refueling services, including wing-tip refueling, since January 1, 2008. Since December 2008, Gazpromneft Aero has become a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel supply.
At present, Gazpromneft Aero is the leading aviation fuel supplier on the Russian market. The company owns a network of refueling complexes, and is the number one supplier of aviation kerosene to aircraft in terms of its wing-tip refueling operations among retail network market players in Russia.
Gazpromneft Aero has been operating at Russian AF bases since 2011. At present, the company provides refueling services at 28 airfields. The company specialists are responsible for receiving and storing of aviation fuel, preparing it for issue, and wing-tip refueling of aircraft. The fuel is subjected to quality control in a laboratory environment before each refueling operation.
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