1.206J / 16.77J / ESD.215J Airline Schedule Planning

Spring 2003

Air traffic management software.
Air traffic management software. (Image courtesy of NASA: http://www.aerospace.nasa.gov.)

Course Highlights

This course site features a complete set of lecture notes and extensive readings.

Course Description

Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning and operations problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, passenger mix, and other topics are covered. Recent models and algorithms addressing issues of model integration, robustness, and operations recovery are introduced. Modeling and solution techniques designed specifically for large-scale problems, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems are detailed.

Technical Requirements

File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site. Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files. Microsoft® Powerpoint software is recommended for viewing the .ppt files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Powerpoint viewer software can also be used to view the .ppt files. Any number of software tools can be used to run the .dat files found on this course site. Any number of programs can be used to run the .dat, .mod, .prj, .txt, and .osc files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Cynthia Barnhart

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate