The platform, which cuts payment processing times from 4-5 days to 15 seconds, has already been used for more than 100 scheduled flights and Smartavia, VTB Bank and Raiffeisenbank have become partners in the project operating at Murmansk international Airport.
Refuelling requests, payment and the exchange of accounting documents are all carried out via applications installed on tablets held by pilots and refuelling operators.
Data from the Smart Fuel system is synchronized with an airline’s electronic flight bag and the digital aviation fuel accounting system of fuel trucks ensuring the refuelling and information exchange process is fully automated.
Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales of Gazprom Neft, said:
- The development and implementation of digital solutions along the entire value chain is one of our strategic priorities;
- The application of cutting-edge technologies allows us to increase the efficiency of production and transportation, enhance customer services and guarantee the delivery time of oil products to our customers;
- The successful integration of blockchain technology into aviation refuelling processes is a key example of our approach;
- Our new digital Smart Fuel system has facilitated our partners processes and increased the financial security of mutual settlements, which is extremely important in the current macroeconomic conditions.
Gazpromneft-Aero has set itself the task of fully automating and increasing the transparency of payment for air refuelling using the Smart Fuel system.
Gazpromneft-Aero has been active in the aviation fuel industry since January 1, 2008, providing aircraft and ‘into the wing’ fuelling services and has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since December 2008.