Sheremetyevo Airport brings aircraft fueling system to full capacity

29 October 2018 (Last Updated October 29th, 2018 11:07)

Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia has brought to full capacity an aircraft fueling system serving Terminal B of the Northern Terminal Complex.

Sheremetyevo Airport brings aircraft fueling system to full capacity
The AERO-Sheremetyevo JSC fueling facility started operating at full capacity in accordance with the third fueling facility project. Credit: JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia has brought to full capacity an aircraft fueling system serving Terminal B of the Northern Terminal Complex.

Prior to this, the airport completed the commissioning and pilot testing of the centralised hydrant system for refuelling of aircraft.

The AERO-Sheremetyevo JSC fueling facility started operating at full capacity in accordance with the third fueling facility project.

It is capable of providing up to 1.2 million tonnes of jet fuel annually with fuel fed from a 20,000 cubic metre tank.

AERO-Sheremetyevo JSC, a joint venture of LUKOIL-AERO and Sheremetyevo International Airport, implemented the project as part of the airport’s long-term development programme.

“It is equipped with systems of emergency protection and automation, detection and control of leaks.”

The hydrant system at the apron of the North Terminal Complex, which fully complies with Russian and international safety requirements, has 49 hydrant columns that offer the ability to refuel all types of aircraft at 27 parking aprons of single-aisle aircraft.

It is equipped with systems of emergency protection and automation, detection and control of leaks, gas pollution control in process chambers, and electrochemical corrosion protection.

Sheremetyevo’s existing fueling infrastructure provides quality fuel to air carriers.

Sheremetyevo International Airport has a network of more than 200 destinations and served 40 million passengers last year.

LUKOIL-AERO, which is a subsidiary of LUKOIL, sells jet fuel in bulk and fuels jets on the spot at the airports of the Russian Federation and abroad. Its operations cover more than 30 airports in Russia and abroad.

AERO-Sheremetyevo provides aviation fuel to airlines flying to Sheremetyevo Airport.