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12 Jan
2015

Aerofuels: we face a new year quite optimistically

How much have Aerofuels fuel sales increased to in 2014?

Our company specializes in the Russian and the international airlines aircrafts refueling in Russia and abroad. We have been in the market for 19 years. One can tell that we are one of its old-timers. Aerofuels is known not only in Russia but also in 150 countries. We deal with the Russian airlines and the leading international aviation carriers like British Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair, Emirates, Etihad Airways. That is practically all of fifty top airlines. This year the total volume of refuels will come to approximately 800 thousand tons with into-plane fueling. The refueling volume is shared about 50:50 by the Russian airports and the international ones. Growth will make about 89% of the volume in 2013. We are generally satisfied with this figure. It is achieved, first of all, thanks to the flights geography and the Russian airlines passenger turnover development. Before this September October passenger traffic growth in Russia made from 13 to 14% from month to month in comparison with the previous year. Unfortunately, in October the growth fell a little and now it is about 6%. This is connected with ruble volatility, negative tendencies in economy. But nevertheless, this year the Russian aviation carriers will keep a good growth. If to look through the history, the Russian airlines passenger traffic has been increasing permanently since 1999 in average to more than 10% annually. The only exception is 2009 when we saw decrease connected with the previous crisis.

17 Dec
2014

To continue development of airlines network service program in Russia Aerofuels has started to refuel air carriers in the airport of Izhevsk from December 17th, 2014. This event is the result of a big and intensive work started by the Group of Companies Aerofuels this spring based on the results of negotiations with the Udmurt Republic Head Mr A.V.Solovjev, in the course of which the Group of Companies took on obligations to launch a new TZK in the airport before the end of 2014.

The first customer was Izhavia airline, the major consumer of fuel in the airport of Izhevsk. Into-plane fueling is performed by the Izhevsk branch of Aerofuels Perm company which possesses their own modern refueling facilities and the skilled personnel. TZK has the aviation fuel supply certificate of conformity issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency. Like in all other airports where there is the Aerofuels network, the customers are guaranteed to have refueling with the certified jet kero that passed all necessary laboratory tests and inspections by the equipment satisfying all standards.

11 Dec
2014

On December 08th, 2014, the Ministry of the investment policy of the Nizhny Novgorod region and AEROFUELS Nizhny Novgorod, LLC signed the Agreement on results of the investment project implementation 195 dated 06.10.2008 , which officially stated the parties fulfillment of obligations under the project. Aerofuels successfully and in full scope fulfilled their obligations in building the refueling complex (TZK) in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as construction of a railroad sidetrack to adjoin Petryaevka railway station of Gorky railway line.

Aerofuels Group, LLC invested more than 700 million rubles into TZK construction and infrastructure development in Nizhny Novgorod airport. To implement a large-scale and complicated project a significant contribution and support was made by Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Pavlinovich Shantsev and the Region Ministry of investment policy. We are sure that the new TZK construction means starting of a long and fruitful cooperation of Group of companies Aerofuels and the Nizhny Novgorod region. TZK operation will make it possible to reduce jet fuel cost in Strigino airport and will give additional possibility for airlines to perform flights and to expand flights geography in Russia, - Vladimir Spiridonov, Group of Companies Aerofuels General Director, commented upon the Agreement signing.

28 Oct
2014

In the annual rating of the largest companies of Russia Expert-400, published in October, Group of companies Aerofuels ranked 307. The main parameter for rating is the annual volume of products and services sales. In 2013 Group of companies Aerofuels profit was 26 027 million rubles, and rate of growth in relation to the previous period is 15,5%. Growth dynamics significantly outruns an average value of the companies included into the rating. 400 largest companies in 2013 increased profit only to 10,5%.

The main goal of Expert-400 project is to reveal large companies of the Russian economic life and to analyze a role of large business in the economic development of Russia on the basis of their business activity results, as well as structure and main tendencies of large business development. The rating helps to increase the Russian economics transparency and thus supports its activation, establishment of partnership relations and investments inflow.

Today Expert-400 rating is the most representative list of the leading Russian companies. Over the years of its existence the rating has won recognition in Russia and outside its territory, and is widely quoted by the Russian and international mass media.

20 Oct
2014

Group of companies Aerofuels has completely renovated the refuelers fleet.

Group of companies Aerofuels acquired two new refuelers TZA 15+15 for the refueling complex in Kemerovo airport. Investments made 45 million rubles. The trucks have already arrived at the airport and commenced refueling.

he refuelers are a recent development of the domestic manufacturer. They are made on the basis of the last generation Volvo truck. To manufacture the TZA components of the leading European companies were used. The pressure control system of fuel supplied into-plane will make it possible to avoid hydraulic impacts in the fuel tanks, which modern airplanes of foreign manufacture are especially sensitive to. High productivity - 750 l/min with one hose or 1500 l/min with two hoses will allow reduction of aircrafts refueling time, which will help to shorten an airplane service time in Kemerovo airport, and, consequently, will increase an aircraft turnaround really saving the company funds.

We are happy that Kemerovo airport TZK being a part of the group of companies Aerofuels network, goes on developing and offering the customers a higher level of service. Everybody will gain by that we, the airport , on which apron a new modern machinery appears, and, surely, airlines and passengers. As soon as new refuelers arrived, aviation fuel supply service in the International Airport of Kemerovo is being rendered at the level satisfying the highest international standards , - Dmitry Kovalenko, Kemerovo airport TZK Director, commented.

15 Oct
2014

Based on the IATA Pool fuel quality control inspection (IFQP) results Aerofuels-Perm refueling complex (a member of Aerofuels Group) was granted a highest status of refueling operations safety level: Green. The commission opinion points out that this fact will be duly appreciated by Group of companies Aerofuels customers airlines, participants of IFQP.

TZK Aerofuels-Perm current inspection was not held for the first time and its main goal was evaluation of status of fuel handling facilities and equipment maintaining, as well as aviation fuel supply procedures in the airport. Inspectors marked in the report that renovation of fuel handling facilities and key elements of aviation fuel supply performed in 2013-2014 makes it possible to provide an appropriate level of safety and to influence refueling operations efficiency.

12 Sep
2014

Since August 2014 a new Aerofuels refueling complex has been operating in the airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Aviation fuels depot conforms to all necessary modern standards and requirements providing high level of quality of jet kero loading and storage and further delivery to a refueler. TZK has its own modern laboratory of aviation fuels quality control. Four newest refuelers were obtained to provide aircrafts fast and careful into-plane refueling. The company has all necessary certificates and licenses. Investments into the new TZK made more than 200 million rubles.

Since August 01st the refueling complex OOO Aerofuels Kamchatka - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk began to supply fuel to regular flights of civil aviation. The first customers were S7 airlines (Siberia) and Gaspromavia. On August 06th the authorized representatives of S7 (Siberia) airline performed auditing of OOO Aerofuels Kamchatka - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk refueling complex and ramp services in the airline aircraft refueling by the new TZK resources. The audit aim is a primary control of fuel supply service quality. The audit criteria are on-land servicing, the Federal aviation requirements, standards and recommendations of IATA, IOSA. According to the auditing results a positive opinion about OOO Aerofuels Kamchatka - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk conformance to aviation fuel supply requirements of Siberia Airline OAO was received.

28 Aug
2014

The largest Russian company Aerofuels Group is going to invest more than 500 million rubles into the Penza airport infrastructure improvement. That was declared by the company General Director Vladimir Spiridonov in the course of the meeting with the region Governor Vasiliy Bochkarev. The negotiations were held in the regional Government office on Thursday, August 28th, 2014. As Vladimir Spiridonov said, the company is ready to commence implementation of the passenger terminal reconstruction project in September, 2014. That deals with creation of a new passenger terminal for domestic and international service. At the first stage investments volume will make about 500 million rubles. The project implementation time will not be more than 2 and a half years, - Vladimir Spiridonov said. He also pointed out that the company investment project provides construction of a refueling complex. As Vladimir Spiridonov marked TZK construction would allow reduction of petroleum, oil and lubricants cost, and, consequently, air-tickets price.

In his turn, the Governor Vasiliy Bochkarev pointed out the significance and necessity of the international terminal construction project to expand social and economic relations of the region with foreign countries. The airport needs reconstruction. Your project of a new passenger air terminal construction is in high demand in the region. The international terminal will make it possible to expand cooperation of the region with foreign countries. Now we have to admit the fact that the terminal non-availability is a constraining factor of the international cooperation , - Vasiliy Bochkarev said. The Governor also marked that parties beneficial cooperation protocol could be signed even that evening, on August 28th, 2014.

21 Aug
2014

The airport of Kurgan administration would like to enlarge a passenger flow by means of international flights servicing. The management estimates to prepare the required documentation by the end of the next year. The only thing left is to persuade the Russian Border Service Agency into financing the checkpoint arrangement.

The airport of Kurgan administration prognoses to prepare and submit the documents required for the border checkpoint opening to the Russian Border Service Agency by the end of 2015. The corresponding timeframe is indicated in the project Roadmap. The administration representatives hope that the innovation will significantly enlarge a passenger flow. The region authorities thus hope to attract additional investments into the region. Now the matter depends on the authorities decisiveness: experience says that such projects cost hundreds of millions of rubles in spite of the fact that airports investors spend their own money in the preparatory work, space allotment and the process arrangement.

Roadmap of the Kurgan airport growth developed by the region administration was submitted to Alexey Kokorin, temporarily in charge of the region governor. At the same time a special operating group to supervise over the project was formed in Kurgan. The work has already started, the region authorities have sent all necessary requests to the responsible agencies and the specialists have made calculations upon the passenger flow in the region. In accordance with the document by the 01st of September the project will have been included into the region social economic development strategy. Then specialists of the region economic development department and the Aerofuels investment company will have to make the detailed economic calculations and to formalize substantiation of necessity to open the border checkpoint. In the fourth quarter of the next year it is planned to prepare and to send the checkpoint arrangement proposal to the Russian Border Service Agency. And then the most interesting things will start.

22 Jul
2014

TZK Aerofuels Perm prolonged the certificate of conformity for three years.

Refueling complex Aerofuels Perm prolonged an overall certificate of conformity on aviation kerosene acceptance and storage and aircrafts refueling in Bolshoye Savino airport. Aviation fuels quality laboratory also had got the certificate renewal.

TZK Aerofuels Perm is included in the network of 19 refueling complexes owned by Aerofuels Group. The company has been operating for more than 13 years and makes a successful example of an alternative complex on the territory of one of the largest regional air hubs of Russia International airport of Perm. Attractive price conditions and high quality of refueling service of TZK Aerofuels Perm make it possible to serve flights of the leading Russian air carriers and international airlines as well.

In 2013 Bolshoye Savino airport offered services to more than 1,15 mln passengers and it keeps progressing dynamically. Availability of the second refueling complex in the airport helps airlines to use competition in the aviation fuel supply market in favor of their expenses reduction, as well as to obtain a more high-quality refueling service.

04 Jul
2014

Total program of investments into refuelers fleet in 2014 will make 180 mln rubles.

Within the frameworks of the program to equip the refueling complexes with modern machinery the Group of Companies Aerofuels received the first of three shipments of aerodrome refuelers based on the latest model of Volvo truck tractor from the Russian manufacturers. The supplied refueling equipment obtains a variety of preferential characteristics making possible to provide aviation fuel supply to the aircraft in the airports in compliance with IATA standards and the requirements of Airbus and Boing manufacturers, as well as the Russian aviation industry.

Every year our company invests significant funds into refuelers fleet updating and resupply in the Aerofuels TZK network. Today in nineteen Russian airports approximately 80 refuelers are able to offer an into-plane refueling service. This year their amount will grow, said Vladimir Spiridonov, Aerofuels Group General Director. Modern airdrome refuelers are not only advantageous aviation fuel suppliers but they are also much timesaving in plane servicing due to a double quick into-plane fuel supply, which can significantly effect on time spent by the aircraft in the airport, the aircraft turnaround and, consequently, helps airlines to obtain business effect out of the plane employment, he added.

The first shipment of refuelers will be sent to TZK of the Volga and Far East regions.

24 Jun
2014

June 24th, AEX.RU On June 24th the Group of Companies Aerofuels and the Kurgan Region authorities signed an agreement on construction of the state border entry point in the airport of Kurgan. The documents were signed by Alexey Kokorin, temporarily in charge governor of the region, and Vladimir Spiridonov, Aerofuels Group General Director.

It should be recalled that yesterday at the Kurgan Region authorities meeting an agreement on arrangement of the international entry point in the region was agreed upon with Aerofuels Group Ltd. Igor Ksenofontov, the Kurgan Region deputy governor in investments, international economic activity and inter-regional relations, informed in the course of the meeting that the agreement dealt with cooperation within the frameworks of the Russian Federation state border crossing checkpoint launching in the airport of the city of Kurgan.

It is a significant event for the Kurgan Region today. We are signing the agreement on cooperation within the frameworks of the public - private partnership in the border crossing checkpoint arrangement. This means that in the future we will get the status of the international airport, which will significantly expand traffic ranges not only of our city but the region as well. Besides, that will improve investment attractiveness of our region for foreign investors, said Alexey Kokorin during a signing ceremony. Besides, as he pointed out, to get the status of the international airport means that the Kurgan tourists, when travelling abroad, will not have to get to some nearest international airports (Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk) any more. Investments in the border entry point will initially make about 100 mln rubles.

30 May
2014

Division of the Russian Federation Pension fund of the Ulyanovsk area has held the annual All-Russia competition The best insured as on the results of 2013. On May 26th, at 9.00 the best insured of the region the winners will be awarded.

More than 350 employers of the Ulyanovsk area paying insurance contributions for compulsory pension insurance and compulsory medical insurance took part in the competition, 16 of them having become the winners.

The basic criteria to choose the winner were on-time payment of the insurance fees to the pension system, on-time submission of the documents for individual record-keeping and insurance contributions settlement, registration in the system of the compulsory pension insurance of all employees, average amount of payments and other rewards made by the employers to their employees above the amount of average salary in the Ulyanovsk area in 2013.

22 May
2014

The refueling complex TZK Irkutsk (a member of Aerofuels Group of Companies) prolonged their certificate of conformity to control quality of the aviation fuels supplied to aircrafts in the airport of Irkutsk. The certificate is issued by Federal Air Transport Agency and registered in the Certification System of the RF Civil Aviation on April 29th, 2014. The period of validity is 3 years with the right of further prolongation. The laboratory has been working in the airport of Irkutsk since 2008, and it offers a full service in aviation kero TC-1, PT and special fluids quality control.

Today Aerofuels Group manages the network of 13 aviation fuels quality control laboratories located over the whole country from Pskov to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 2014 the company plans to expand the network by building three more laboratories in the Central and North-Western Federal districts, as well as in the Far East. Investments volume will come to about 25 million rubles.

19 May
2014

On the 6th of May the Russian Federation Government issued a resolution on an action plan establishment to develop competition in the field of services rendered in the airports. The action plan provides a number of measures aimed at competition development including aviation fuel supply.

In particular, beginning from 2014 the Federal Anti-monopoly Service, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Ministry of Transport of Russia shall monitor application of the Rules of access to natural monopoly entities services availability, which was established by the Russian Federation Government resolution No.599 of July 22nd, 2009. Basing on the monitoring a further development of competition in the services markets in the airports shall be suggested. This measure will make it possible to improve the system of the state regulation of the natural monopoly entities services in the airports, will simplify and speed up the procedure of refueling complex withdrawal from the natural monopoly entity status provided the competitive environment is being developed in the relevant product market.

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