Airline Operations and Scheduling

Airline Operations and Scheduling

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This book demystifies operations and scheduling within airlines, presenting easy-to-understand models, applied to practical examples. After introducing the key issues, it offers an objective review of the various optimization models adopted in practice. Each model provides solutions to a range of scenarios, with case studies similar to those experienced by commercial airlines. Using unique source material and interviews with alumni working at operations and scheduling departments of various airlines, this solution-orientated approach has been used on many courses with outstanding feedback.The fuel consumption for each flight depends on the duration of the flight, weight of the aircraft, tail- and head-wind speeds, taxi in and out ... As indicated earlier, we had access to information on 400 flights flown by this particular Boeing 737- 700 aircraft. ... 150 200 250 300 350 Flight time in minutes Figure 9.5 Scatter plot of fuel consumption vs. flight time Figure 10.1 Time band network for the case study.

Title:Airline Operations and Scheduling
Author:Dr Massoud Bazargan
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01


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