Eggenberg, N., Bierlaire, M., and Salani, M.

Airline Disruptions: Aircraft Recovery with Maintenance Constraints

Speaker: Eggenberg Niklaus

OR Seminar June 2007, EPFL

June 21, 2007

Airline schedules are rarely performed as planned because of irregularities such as delays, unpredicted maintenances or bad weather conditions. Recover from a disrupted schedule as quickly as possible is a hard and high priority problem for practitioners: given a disrupted situation they have to take decisions in order to minimize the number of canceled flights and the average delay respecting all technical requirements. We present a column generation based algorithm to solve the airplane recovery problem including maintenance constraints and show, through computational results, the added value of including the maintenance scheduling in the recovery problem.

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