Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports

Yousef Farschtschi, Dietmar Moeller, Marc Widemann, Jochen Wittmann, Hamid Vakilzadian

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Abstract

The constant increase in airline passenger volume results in either expansion of an airport or more effective use of its existing structures. Major expansions of inner city airports are expensive or physically impossible; thus optimization of existing workflows is an effective option. The improvement of apron workflows, such as turnaround processes, has the biggest potential for more effective use of existing resources. This paper presents the global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes. The stakeholders who are responsible for the turnaround processes, especially the ground handling tasks, have resources such as vehicles. It is essential to optimize their task planning to increase effectiveness. This concept should be adaptable to other logistical areas; but the first prototype was created for airports. While the turnaround contains different processes, the focus here will be on the ground handling processes. These are, for example, the transit of passengers on the apron, the dispatching of luggage, airplane catering, and refueling. These ground handling workflows contain local optimizers. We use a prototypically interface between the global optimizer and its local optimizers (turnaround processes). The global optimizer use local databases for the scheduling of the local optimizers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011
Pages167-172
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event4th Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011

Conference

Conference4th Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period6/27/116/30/11

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Global optimization
Airports
Global Optimization
Work Flow
Scheduling
Aircraft
Planning
Resources
Dispatching
Optimise
Prototype
Optimization

Keywords

  • Airport
  • Modeling and simulation (M&S)
  • Optimization
  • Scenario analysis
  • Turnaround

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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Farschtschi, Y., Moeller, D., Widemann, M., Wittmann, J., & Vakilzadian, H. (2011). Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports. In Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011 (pp. 167-172). (Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011).

Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports. / Farschtschi, Yousef; Moeller, Dietmar; Widemann, Marc; Wittmann, Jochen; Vakilzadian, Hamid.

Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011. 2011. p. 167-172 (Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Farschtschi, Y, Moeller, D, Widemann, M, Wittmann, J & Vakilzadian, H 2011, Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports. in Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011. Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011, pp. 167-172, 4th Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011, The Hague, Netherlands, 6/27/11.
Farschtschi Y, Moeller D, Widemann M, Wittmann J, Vakilzadian H. Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports. In Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011. 2011. p. 167-172. (Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011).
Farschtschi, Yousef ; Moeller, Dietmar ; Widemann, Marc ; Wittmann, Jochen ; Vakilzadian, Hamid. / Global optimization of interdependent turnaround processes at airports. Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011. 2011. pp. 167-172 (Proceedings of the 2011 - Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, GCMS 2011).
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