An integrated production scheduling and workforce capacity planning model for the maintenance and repair operations in airline industry

An integrated production scheduling and workforce capacity planning model for the maintenance and repair operations in airline industry

MRO companies usually perform exchange programs with customer airlines regarding the expensive rotable modules. We tackle the overhaul and exchange scheduling problem together with the workforce planning for MRO companies with an expedited overhaul option. We suggest a mixed integer programming formulation...
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Biometrics in air transport: no flight of fancy

Biometrics in air transport: no flight of fancy

The once-fanciful dream of travelling through airports and flying around the world without needing to show your passport or boarding pass at any stage in the journey is now becoming a reality. The biometric technology driving this is quickly moving...
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Optimizing the prices for airline flight passes

Optimizing the prices for airline flight passes

Flight pass is a new concept in which airline passengers pre-purchase a number of flights for a flat fee. We propose a data-driven modeling framework that determines the value of each option per flight and that, consequently, estimates the recommended...
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Boeing Is Front and Center Again Following Ethiopian Airways Crash

Boeing Is Front and Center Again Following Ethiopian Airways Crash

The second crash of a Boeing 737 in five months is putting the spotlight back on the airplane manufacturer. Boeing will need to respond quickly and with as much transparency as possible in light of this latest tragedy if, indeed,...
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Honeywell Software Helps J-Air Lower Fuel Costs And Improve Fleet Performance

Honeywell Software Helps J-Air Lower Fuel Costs And Improve Fleet Performance

Honeywell has been selected by J-Air to provide its GoDirect™ Flight Efficiency analytics software to help the airline access detailed analyses of flight data to improve flight efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and increase the airline’s profitabilit...
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Flammability Tests Are The Front Line In The Fight Against Fire Hazards

Flammability Tests Are The Front Line In The Fight Against Fire Hazards

Test laboratories across the U.S. are working to ensure materials and components can withstand flames before they become airborne. Fires onboard aircraft mercifully are extremely rare, but if one does occur, it can lead to the loss of that aircraft...
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