The focus of this study is on the aircraft routing problem and the potential role of a ferrying strategy for fueling the aircraft. The main contribution is to estimate the cost of maintenance routing when fuel ferrying strategies are considered. A combined model of aircraft routing and fuel management is developed and applied for three scenarios of fuel cost distribution in a small conceptual network with five stations and 18 flight legs. The results show that fuel cost variations make the ferrying strategy effective in the aircraft routing problem.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering