A Mathematical Model for Determining LOGAIR Flight Schedules.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Logistics Air Transportation System LOGAIR is a contracted priority cargo airlift service operated by the United States Air Force. An important problem facing the LOGAIR system is the amount of pipeline time incurred by cargo moving through the system. This thesis develops a mathematical model which reduces pipeline time. The model is a linear program that produces a schedule of aircraft arrival and departure times for a specified route structure consisting of flights and stations. The objective function is structured to minimize ground time for cargo moving station to station on the same flight, and for cargo transferring between flights. The model solution produced an optimum schedule for six flights connecting eleven stations with sixteen transfers in the LOGAIR system. Analysis indicated a significant reduction in pipeline time when compared to an actual LOGAIR schedule that was manually formulated. Author
- Operations Research