Application of Scheduling Heuristics to the Aircraft Maintenance Depot.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Scheduling heuristics were applied to a model of the aircraft maintenence depot at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Since the C-141 aircraft was being overloaded into depot, heuristics which gave the C-141 priority were tested in an effort to reduce the mean and variance of the distribution of times the C-141 aircraft spent at the depot. One heuristic was found which reduced the average depot time by 4. The significance of this decrease was calculated to be 91. A similar heuristic reduced the variance by 81, with a significance of 100. Thus, the potential exists for improving the flow of the overloaded C-141 aircraft through the depot, using scheduling heuristics. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Operations Research