Aircraft Scheduling with Maintenance and Crew Consideration

6 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2005

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Yufeng Yao

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE)

Wei Zhao

Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Aerospace Engineering

Ozlem Ergun

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE)

Ellis Johnson

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE)

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an integrated approach to combine aircraft routing and crew scheduling problem with the consideration of multiple types of fleets where a crew can only fly the specific type of fleet. This method effectively manages the aircraft and crew because it takes aircraft maintenance into account. A rolling horizon technique is used to capture the uncertainty of demand. The qualitative analysis indicates that unscheduled maintenance posts big impacts on the schedule and results in high operation cost. Special routing and scheduling strategy is provided to reduce the impact from unscheduled maintenance to improve aircraft safety and utilization. The computational results on the real data show that significant benefit can be obtained from the proposed strategy.

Keywords: Aircraft maintenance, fleet management, aircraft safety, utilization

JEL Classification: C61, L93, R40

Suggested Citation

Yao, Yufeng and Zhao, Wei and Ergun, Ozlem and Johnson, Ellis, Aircraft Scheduling with Maintenance and Crew Consideration (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=821784 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.821784

Yufeng Yao (Contact Author)

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) ( email )

765 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
United States

Wei Zhao

Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Aerospace Engineering ( email )

270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0150
United States

Ozlem Ergun

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) ( email )

765 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
United States

Ellis Johnson

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) ( email )

765 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
United States

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