Improving Workforce Planning of Aircraft Ground Handling Operations Using Mathematical Optimisation

Ammar Al Bazi, Mohammed Lawati, Roxani Athousaki

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    Improving performance of aircraft ground-handling operations has been previously discussed. However, proper allocation of workforce to such ground handling operations still needs more investigations. In this study, a mathematical optimisation model is developed using integer linear programming to identify the best route taken by workers & other resources when serving different aircraft sizes & flight types. The objective of the proposed model is to satisfy different ground handling operations requirements of all aircraft on ground in the shortest time possible.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016
    Event3rd International Aviation Management Conference: Lessons Learned, Current Challenges, and the Road Ahead - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 23 Nov 201624 Nov 2016


    Conference3rd International Aviation Management Conference
    Abbreviated titleIAMC-2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


    • Ground handling operations
    • Workforce planning
    • Mathematical optimisation
    • Different ground handling operation requirements


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