The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognised Gazpromneft-Aero’s refuelling facility at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport as providing the best quality jet fuel supply service for all types of aircraft.
The inspection of Gazpromneft-Aero refuelling facility at Sheremetyevo was held for the first time. The commission included representatives from major airlines such as Aeroflot and Lufthansa.
The refuelling complex at Sheremetyevo is the sixth facility operated by Gazprom Neft to be rated as meeting IATA’s highest standards.
IATA experts acknowledged the high level of both operational and environmental safety of the refuelling complex. The facility has a unique water treatment system. The level of water purity amounts to 6 mg per litre for mechanical impurities, and it amounts to 1 mg per litre for oil, complying with the standards applied to the water quality for aquaculture.
Gazpromneft-Aero General Director Vladimir Egorov stated: "IATA’s rating confirms the high quality of refuelling services provided by Gazpromneft-Aero. We comply with both Russian and international standards, actively introducing, in Russia, international best practice. The Gazpromneft refuelling complex at Sheremetyevo cooperates with major Russian airlines and we plan to extend our range of partners, guaranteeing high quality fuel."
"Inspection of the Gazpromneft-Aero refuelling complex shows that, starting from the construction phase, the company implemented international standards for jet fuel operations, which results in the highest level of safety. Also, the Gazpromneft-Aero refuelling complex at Sheremetyevo has great potential for developing the airport’s fuel-supply infrastructure," stated the IATA Fuel Quality Inspector Peter Westphal.
Gazpromneft – Aero is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary. Since December, 2008, Gazpromneft – Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in aviation fuel supplies.
The Gazpromneft-Aero refuelling complex at the Sheremetyevo International Airport began operations in December 2012. The refuelling complex is a part of Sheremetyevo’s refuelling system and all technological equipment is fully automated. The storage facilities include four oil tanks with a total capacity of about 18,000 m³. In 2012, the infrastructure of the complex was expanded by constructing a refuelling point with a jet fuel capacity of 300 m³ per hour. The expansion included the purchase of 18 modern tankers and the issuing of licenses and the other approvals necessary for operations at Sheremetyevo.
The International Air Transport Association, IATA was formed on August 28, 1919 in the Hague (Netherlands) as an alliance of airlines under the name International Air Traffic Association. Its purpose was to organize safe, regular and cost-effective transportation of people and goods, as well as promote joint work of all involved in the international air transport industry. So far, the association coordinates and represents the interests of the air transport industry in areas such as safety, operations, tariff policy, maintenance, security, etc. Its members include nearly 300 airlines, which carry more than 90% of all international flights.