Delay and disruption management at ATM: technical details

Most of the local public transit companies have vehicle monitoring systems able to collect huge quantities of data in real-time. Typically, these data are used to measure the performance of the transportation system, and rarely they are fully exploited to improve it and to tackle disruptions. In this report we take into consideration the case … Read more

Using Heuristics to Solve the Dedicated Aircraft Recovery Problem

The Dedicated Aircraft Recovery Problem (DARP) involves decisions concerning aircraft to flight assignments in situations where unforeseen events have disrupted the existing flight schedule, e.g. bad weather causing flight delays. The dedicated aircraft recovery problem aims to recover these flight schedules through a series of reassignments of aircraft to flights, delaying of flights and cancellations … Read more

Disruption Management – Operations Research between planning and execution

For a large number of applications Operations Research has a proven track record: it can deliver high quality solutions for planning problems. Important examples can be found in the airline industry, logistics and production management. This report will describe real-world examples of a novel way of applying Operations Research: As plans have to be adjusted … Read more