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Gazpromneft-Aero becomes the first Russian company to join IATA’s Aviation Fuel Data Standards Group

Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business, became the first Russian company to join the International Air Transport Association’s Aviation Fuel Data Standards Group (IATA FDSG).

The Group, which includes airlines, fuel suppliers and into-plane service providers, is responsible for developing and maintaining industry data standards to ensure the efficient and effective data exchange across the aviation fuel industry. In addition, IATA FDSG is responsible for the development and introduction of globally applicable standards for information exchange between stakeholders in the universal format (XML*) at each key stage of the fueling process, from tendering to invoicing. This supports the introduction of global automated templates, which promote faster information sharing, reduction in human error and more efficient aircraft fueling.

Vladimir Egorov, General Director of Gazpromneft-Aero, said: “Participation in the development and approval of international standards marks the beginning of a new exciting stage for Gazpromneft-Aero. It also strengthens our company’s position in the global aviation fuel market. We highly value our strategic partnership with IATA, and are committed to promoting state-of-the-art commercial and production solutions, which will increase the overall air transportation safety, among the key players in the Russian market. Implementing international quality standards of aviation fuel supply in Russia is one of our priorities.”

Lasantha Subasinghe, IATA’s Director Aviation Fuel said: “The aviation industry today is one of the fastest-growing in the world. IATA’s long-term objective is to assist the industry to achieve a single safe, efficient and effective standard for the exchange of data of aviation fuel operations that is applicable in every corner of the world, which will significantly improve operations globally. As a result of Gazpromneft-Aero joining the IATA FDSG, we now have the possibility to ensure that we are able to address the requirements of the Russian Federation when developing standards for information exchange among the aviation fuel market players.”

The Steering Group comprises major international companies, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Air Total, and Air BP.

Gazpromneft-Aero is the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft. The Company has been active in aircraft fueling and “into the wing” aviation fuel sales since 1 January, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the field of aviation fuel supply since December 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero is currently the leader on the aviation fuel market in Russia. The company is present in 170 airports in 61 countries around the world, and it cooperates with 80 foreign airline carriers. As part of its strategic partnership with IATA, Gazpromneft-Aero will host the first International Aviation Fuel Forum in Russia in May 2017.

IATA — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the airline industry trade association representing some 265 airlines from 117 nations across the globe, representing 83% of global air traffic. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services — for the benefit of the world’s consumers.

*XML — Extensible Markup Language (XML) is used to describe data. The XML standard is a flexible way to create information formats and electronically share structured data via the public Internet, as well as via corporate networks.

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