Scheduling aircraft take-offs and landings on interdependent and heterogeneous runways

This paper presents an optimization method for the aircraft scheduling problem with general runway configurations. Take-offs and landings have to be assigned to a runway and a time while meeting the sequence-dependent separation requirements and minimizing the costs incurred by delays. Some runways can be used only for take-offs, landings, or certain types of aircraft while schedules for interdependent runways have to consider additional diagonal separation constraints. The authors' dynamic programming approach solves realistic problem instances to optimality within short computation times. In addition, they propose a rolling planning horizon heuristic for large instances that returns close-to-optimal results.

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  • Accession Number: 01596973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2016 8:51AM