Aircraft Rescheduling with Cruise Speed Control

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Akturk M. S. , ATAMTÜRK A., GÜREL S.

OPERATIONS RESEARCH, cilt.62, ss.829-845, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1287/opre.2014.1279
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.829-845


Airline operations are subject to frequent disruptions typically due to unexpected aircraft maintenance requirements and undesirable weather conditions. Recovery from a disruption often involves propagating delays in downstream flights and increasing cruise stage speed when possible in an effort to contain the delays. However, there is a critical trade-off between fuel consumption (and its adverse impact on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions) and cruise speed. Here we consider delays caused by such disruptions and propose a flight rescheduling model that includes adjusting cruise stage speed on a set of affected and unaffected flights as well as swapping aircraft optimally.