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24 Jul

Just twenty five years ago, on July 24th, 1995, Aerofuels International, the first of the Aerofuels Group of Companies, was founded.

Since that time the company has passed a large and serious path of development, and today is justifiably recognized as one of the main suppliers of services in airplanes refueling in the international airports throughout the world. Due to its unique business-model and staff of professionals, Aerofuels International succeeds in working with the leading Russian and international air-carriers members of top-50 world aviation lines, thus guaranteeing its customers the best conditions of refueling practically anywhere in the world. Concerning aviation fuel supply we cooperate with the largest transnational oil companies, leading international and regional aviation fuel suppliers, which proves the highest partners confidence having been gained over the last years.

In 2020 Aerofuels Group of Companies means not only refueling in the international airports, but also it is a vast network of their own refueling complexes in Russia, the up-to-date industrial and technical base and highly professional and qualified personnel. Efficient management, investments in new technological solutions in the field of refueling, and their gradual implementation in the Group of Companies enterprises enable Aerofuels to build large-scale plans on further development of TZK network and entry into new markets.

09 Jul

On June 29th, 2020, TZK Irkutsk (Aerofuels Group of Companies) extended the Certificate of conformity for jet kero receipt, storage, delivery, and aircrafts refueling with jet fuel in the international airport of Irkutsk. Certification was held by the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport of Russia within the Voluntary Certification System of the civil aviation facilities. The refueling complex proved conformance to the requirements for arrangement of the whole complex of services in aircrafts refueling with jet kero and anti-icing fluid in accordance with the Federal aviation regulations.

TZK Irkutsk is a member of Aerofuels Group refueling complexes network. It was opened in 2002 and became one the first alternative TZK in Russia. TZK Irkutsk fully satisfies the current Russian and international requirements; it has its own aviation fuels quality control laboratory, up-to-date aerodrome refuelers fleet, and offers its customers the competitive price conditions and high-level service.

TZK Irkutsk is an example of a successful alternative complex operation in a large Russian regional international airport.

25 May

On the 22nd of May, 2020 Aerofuels carried out the first refueling of Aviastar-Tu cargo airline flight as a new operator in the airport of Yakutsk. Traditionally to mark this event the airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) greeted TU-204 with a water arc.

In 2018 the Republic of Sakha administration and the airport of Yakutsk management contacted Aerofuels Group of Companies with a proposal to create an alternative refueling company in the airport in order to develop competition in the refueling services market. Aerofuels was invited to involve in this large-scale project, because today they are one of the largest refueling operators and have a unique experience in alternative TZK distribution over the territory of Russia. All Aerofuels refueling complexes are equipped with the up-to-date equipment and provide full conformance of aviation fuel refueling services to the Russian and international industry-specific standards and norms. The longstanding work experience of the company demonstrates that as soon as an alternative refueler has come to the airport the fuel price is decreasing by 15 20% in average, which generally has a favorable effect on airlines business life.

22 May

This article is based on NEWS.YKT.RU website

The airplane to be refueled the first by a new operator was traditionally greeted with a water arc in the airport.

According to the Republic Administration request and in order to improve customers service quality creating the competitive environment, the airport of Yakutsk attracted to cooperation Aerofuels, the largest refueling company in Russia.

Aviastar-Tu cargo airline became the first customer of the refueling company in Yakutsk. To commemorate the first Aerofuels refueling the airport of Yakutsk Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) greeted TU-204 with a water arc. They used 3 tons of water for greeting. The international tradition to pass the airplane through a water arc relates to remarkable events and that which is going on for the first time.

Involvement of alternative refueling complexes corresponds to the action plan for competition development and improvement of antimonopoly policy. That is one of the key areas of activity to be implemented within Yakutsk Airport Development Strategy till 2032

24 Mar

All Nippon Airways (ANA), one of the largest air carriers of Japan, started the flights from Tokyo to Vladivostok from the 20th of March, 2020, and became the first airline of the Land of the Rising Sun on this route.

ANA has been aiming at expansion in Russia for a long time, and we chose Vladivostok to be our first destination point in Russia, because it serves as gates connecting Eurasia and the Pacific Ocean, Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice-President of ANA, noted.

Turnaround flights from Tokyo (Narita) to Vladivostok are made twice a week by A320neo airplanes designed two-class for 8 seats in the business-class cabin and 136 seats in the economy class cabin. Tickets for this route are now available.

12 Mar

In February 2020 Nordwind airline launched a new route from Kurgan to Moscow (Sheremetyevo airport). The flights are operated by up-to-date Embraer-190 designed to carry 110 passengers. UTAIR started the first regular flight from Kurgan to Moscow (Vnukovo airport) in late 2011, and in January 2020 direct flights to Surgut and Khanty-Mansyisk were added. A convenient flight connection in the airports of the Moscow air hub enables passengers to reach Kurgan from many other Russian cities within Nordwind and UTAIR route network.

According to preliminary prognosis in 2020 the passenger flow is expected to increase by 40% in the airport (with regard to transit and transfer passengers) in comparison with the results of 2019.

The airport of Kurgan is a member of Aerofuels Group of Companies; it possesses a complex of administrative buildings and structures, tank farm, refuelers, its own single-ended siding, unloading rack and loading point. Aerofuels Kurgan refueling complex carries out refueling using certified equipment meeting all applicable standards and requirements, which provides high-quality aviation kerosene, its loading, storage and further delivery to the refueler. At the present time Aerofuels is carrying out a large-scale upgrading of the airport facilities which will be completed in October-November 2020.

03 Feb

According to Federal Air Transport Agency information the Russian airlines carried over 128,1 million passengers for 2019, and that exceeds last year similar period figures by 10,3%. The passenger flow for 12 months has achieved 322,98 billion passenger-kilometers, the growth makes +12,6%. The growth of domestic operations has also remained: during the last year it was carried 73 million passengers, which is 57 % of the total volume of the transferred passengers for 2019. The Russian airlines carried more than 55 million passengers at the international destinations, which also demonstrates positive trends.

In a matter of December 2019 the airlines transferred over 8,8 million people, which is almost 5% greater than for December 2018.

(Based on AviaPages website of 27.01. 2020)

25 Dec

On December 18th, 2019, Aerofuels Blagoveshchensk received a new Certificate of Conformity for jet fuel supply of air services in the international airport of Blagoveshchensk. The Certificate confirms that the company meets all Federal Aviation Regulations requirements for arrangement of the whole set of services for aircraft refueling with jet kero and anti-icing fluid, including jet kero acceptance, storage, preparation for unloading, unloading and aircrafts refueling. Certification was held within the civil aviation facilities Voluntary Certification System of the Ministry of Transport of Russia.

Aerofuels Blagoveshchensk, a member of 28 refueling complexes network belonging to Aerofuels Group of Companies, possesses up-to-date refueling equipment and skilled personnel. TZK guarantees to its customers a high quality certified fuel supply having passed all required laboratory tests and inspections using the equipment which meets the Russian and international standards.

23 Dec

The Russian aviation lines carried about 120 million passengers for eleven months of 2019. The traffic volume growth exceeded 10% in comparison with the similar last year period, and passenger turnover increased by 13%.

According to Federal Air Transport Agency information, only in November this year the growth of passenger traffic (compared with November 2018) made 4%, and the passenger turnover reached 23,6 billion of passenger-kilometers, which is 9% greater than November 2018 passenger performance metrics.

For information: in 2017 the Russian aviation lines carried 105 million passengers, in 2018 116 million passengers, and in 2019, according to preliminary estimates, the ridership will approach to 129 million.

06 Dec

During a period from 2000 till 2010-2011 the naphtha-based aviation fuel was sold in the European Fuel Exchanges at the prices consistently exceeding the prices for the kerosene-based aviation fuel: averagely, the difference in products cost achieved 250%. On the basis of this tendency having been kept for a long period of time the aviation fuels market experts and analysts predicted further growth of naphtha-based aviation fuel price up to 270-280% of kero price.

But for the last decade significant changes occurred in these petroleum products cost ratio. In the Baltic States and Poland new different grade naphtha-based aviation fuel manufacturing factories were opened, and due to new manufacturers appearance in the European market the naphtha-based aviation fuel prices began to decrease. By early 2019 they practically got equal but in November this year the naphtha-based aviation fuel was quoted significantly cheaper than the kerosene-based aviation fuel in Exchanges. Thus, for example, based on the latest trading data of the Northwest European Fuel Exchange it is known that the cost of the kerosene-based aviation fuel made about 620 US dollars/ton and the cost of the naphtha-based aviation fuel made 603 US dollars/ton.

31 Oct

Aerofuels Kamchatka refueling complex (TZK) has prolonged air services jet fuel supply and aviation fuels quality control Conformity Certificates in the international airport of Yelizovo (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) for three years up to the end of 2022. Certification was held in October within the civil aviation facilities Certification System by the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport of Russia. During the inspection was noted a high professional level of the personnel of the company which nowadays is a flagship in the field of aircraft refueling specialists training in the Far Eastern District.

Aerofuels Kamchatka TZK is a member of 28 refueling complexes network of Aerofuels Group and has been successfully operating in the airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for more than ten years. It became the first regional alternative TZK over the post-Soviet territory having been built from Greenfield and meeting both Russian and international standards. TZK possesses its own aviation fuels quality control laboratory and up-to-date aerodrome refuelers fleet. It guarantees to its customers a high quality certified fuel supply having passed all required inspections.

30 Oct

The International Airport of Cheboksary company (MACh LLC) prolonged the fuel and lubricant laboratory Certificate of Conformity for quality control of the aviation fuels, lubricants and special fluids refueled by the company to aircrafts in the airport of Cheboksary. The inspection was held in October 2019 within the Voluntary Certification System of the civil aviation facilities. The Certificate issued on 28.10.2019 confirms that works executed by the laboratory on quality control at all stages of jet fuel supplies to aircrafts fully conform to the Federal Aviation Regulations provisions requirements.

The quality control laboratory in the airport of Cheboksary is one of 14 operating in the refueling complexes of Aerofuels network.

All of them are furnished with up-to-date equipment, pass regular inspections within the Voluntary Certification System of the civil aviation facilities and always confirm a high level of complex services in quality control of TC-1, PT, JetA-1 aviation fuels and special fluids.

The International Airport of Cheboksary company (MACh LLC) has been a member of Aerofuels Group of Companies since 2016.

The airport of Cheboksary is a federal international airport. Besides regular flights it operates special purpose flights (rotation based) to the towns of the northern regions.

15 Oct

One of the tasks put by President Vladimir Putin for the Government based on the State Council meeting of 04.09.2019 is provision of compensation of additional fuels costs suffered by aviation lines in 2018. As stated in the List of Presidents Instructions, funds for that shall be allocated from the reserve fund before the 01st of November.

The jet kero price growth which in 2018 was more than 40% is one of the main factors impacting on work efficiency in this field of industry and directly influencing the air travel tariffs growth and aviation lines costs increase.

10 Oct

This November the next stage of works on refueling complexes (TZK) of Aerofuels network upgrading will be completed.

During the year in the airports of Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo), Irkutsk, Izhevsk, Kirov, Ulan-Ude, Ufa and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk large-scale works on fuel facilities re-equipping, including fuel metering system process equipment replacement, new refuelers delivery and up-to-date laboratory devices installation, have been carried out. Total amount of investments in 2019 made 275 million rubles.

Most part of the executed works is directly associated with updating and improvement of aviation security system, i.e. the whole complex of measures and resources aiming for provision of a stable and safe work of TZK, airports and air carriers. Aerofuels Group of Companies always pays a special attention to improvement of transport safety level at their enterprises and invests significant funds for that.

23 Aug

This August in Europe in all Fuels Exchanges there has been observed fuel products price volatility: thus, aviation fuels price has been fluctuating within a range from 590 to 648 US dollars per ton since the beginning of the month. As on August 20th, an average exchange price was 608 US dollars per ton. Today the remaining volatility in the market determines increasing consumers risks, including aviation lines, associated with pricing imbalance, which causes additional costs growth. But experts consider that in the immediate future the European aviation fuels prices will get steady, which will improve air carriers economics and flight cost for passengers.

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