Jcg Global Air Services

4 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2009

See all articles by Phillip E. Pfeifer

Phillip E. Pfeifer

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business


A pilot/manager in a large corporate aviation department must formulate a fueling plan for an upcoming four-leg trip. Considerations for the fueling plan include different fuel prices at each airport (fuel is much cheaper if bought at home) and ramp fees levied at destination airports if fuel purchases fail to meet specified minimums. Other considerations include aircraft weight limits for takeoffs and landings (with fuel being a large component of aircraft weight), fuel tank capacity, and a company policy specifying a minimum amount of fuel required at each landing.



Rev. Apr. 8, 2014


Sam Bursk set about the task of preparing a fuel plan for his upcoming four-leg flight to Boston, Massachusetts; the New York City area; Dallas, Texas; and back. Like the other 13 corporate pilots he worked with, Bursk enjoyed flying a lot more than doing paperwork. But unlike some of his colleagues, Bursk rather enjoyed the challenge of constructing a fuel plan.

JCG Global Air Services

JCG Global Air Services (AS) operated four aircraft to serve the transportation needs of the corporate headquarters of the JCG Company. Located on a 1,415-acre campus in Moline, Illinois, the headquarters housed the executive and administrative staff of JCG's divisions along with a wide array of company-wide functions. Close to 2,400 JCG employees worked at headquarters. Company executives routinely used AS to fly to company factories, marketing facilities, and customer locations throughout the world.

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Keywords: Optimization, Linear Programming

Suggested Citation

Pfeifer, Phillip E., Jcg Global Air Services. Darden Case No. UVA-QA-0724, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1423310

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