Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has begun wing-tip refuelling services at Baikal International Airport, Ulan-Ude. This air terminal, in the Republic of Buryatia, has become the 61st airport in Gazpromneft-Aero’s Russian network — the total number of airports at which the company has a presence now standing at 284, across 67 countries worldwide.
Direct sales of aviation fuels at Baikal International Airport are undertaken by the retail division of Slavneft-Tunoshna, a Gazpromneft-Aero joint venture with Rosneft Aero. A SmartAvia flight to Moscow was the first aircraft to be refuelled in Ulan-Ude under this strategic partnership agreement.
Petroleum products for refuelling regular and charter flights at Baikal International Airport are supplied from Russian refineries, including the Gazprom Neft refinery in Omsk. Multistage quality control over aviation fuels is undertaken throughout the logistics chain, in despatching, transportation, delivery and acceptance, storage and preparation for aviation refuelling.
“Gazprom Neft’s strategy for developing its aviation-fuels business envisages expanding the sales network throughout Russian and international airports. Added to which, a cohesive, integrated technical policy — developed on the basis of our longstanding partnership with IATA, and consistent with the most demanding domestic and international standards — is being put in place at all enterprises. We are keen to introduce cutting-edge aviation refuelling technologies at Russian airports, and the experience we have built up here is going to help modernise the entire aviation industry.”Vladimir Egorov CEO, Gazpromneft-Aero
Gazpromneft Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been providing aircraft refuelling services and selling aviation fuel at airports since 1 January, 2008. Gazpromneft Aero has been an aviation-fuel strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since December 2008.
Gazpromneft-Aero is the leading aviation fuel supplier on the Russian market in terms of its retail sales. The company’s operational activities are fully compliant with the highest safety standards in fuelling operations: Green.