Fleet & tail assignment under uncertainty

Airlines solve many different optimization problems and combine the resulting solutions to ensure smooth, minimum-cost operations. Crucial problems are the Fleet Assignment, which assigns aircraft types to flights of a given schedule, and the Tail Assignment, which determines individual flight sequences to be performed by single aircraft. In order to find a cost-optimal solution, many … Read more

Interdependence and Integration among Components of the Airline Scheduling Process: A State-of-the-Art Review

Over the last few decades, the Airline Scheduling Process (ASP) has received an unprecedented attention from airliners and operations research society. Conventionally, the Airline Scheduling Process is decomposed into four sub-problems namely-Schedule Generation, Fleet Assignment, aircraft Routing, and Crew Scheduling which are solved sequentially in order to incorporate tractability and feasibility in the overall process. … Read more