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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Transportation Research Record|
|State||Published - Jan 12 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering