A FLIGHT PLANNING MODEL FOR THE MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report describes an analytic approach to Military Airlift Command MAC flight scheduling that takes account of the uncertainty present in cargo requirements or demands confronting MAC. The approach consists of two related models 1 a monthly planning model that produces an initial schedule and 2 a daily model for making periodic changes in the schedule. The monthly model determines the number of flights--channel and special assignment airlift--for each type of aircraft in the MAC fleet. In the daily model, the principal variables are the number of aircraft of each type to switch from one route to another and the number of commercial flights on spot contract to add on the current day. A detailed mathematical description of each model and its physical interpretation is given.
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies