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Serbia's NIS completes upgrade of jet fuel lab at Belgrade airport

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia's NIS completes upgrade of jet fuel lab at Belgrade airport Source: NIS

BELGRADE (Serbia), July 18 (SeeNews) - Serbian oil and gas company NIS has invested 30 million dinars ($286,500/255,000 euro) in the modernisation of its aviation fuel control laboratory at Belgrade Nikola Tesla international airport, it said.

The project involved the fitting of the most advanced equipment for testing the parametres of the JET A-1 aviation fuel recertification, NIS said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The supply of aviation fuel is an important part of the activity of NIS. With the laboratory modernisation project, we improved the process of controlling the quality of jet fuel produced in Serbia and ensured greater operational efficiency," the director of the scientific and technological centre of the company, Leonid Stulov, said.

NIS, 56.15%-owned by Russia's Gazprom, is the aviation fuel supplier of almost all airlines operating at Belgrade and Nis airports, including Air Serbia, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.

In July, Gazprom Neft's aviation fuel division, Gazpromneft-Aero, signed an agreement to supply fuel to Air France aircraft servicing regular flights at the Nikola Tesla airport. Gazpromneft-Aero will refuel Air France's aircraft in Belgrade in cooperation with NIS, the Russian company said back then.

(1 euro = 117.675 dinars)