Reference : The Airline Container Loading Problem with Pickup and Delivery
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/159811
The Airline Container Loading Problem with Pickup and Delivery
English
Lurkin, Virginie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Informatique de gestion >]
Schyns, Michael mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Informatique de gestion >]
1-Aug-2015
European Journal of Operational Research
Elsevier Science
244
3
955-965
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0377-2217
1872-6860
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] OR in airlines ; Assignment problem ; Fuel Consumption ; Weight and balance ; Sequencing problem ; ILP
[en] This paper considers the loading optimization problem for a set of containers and pallets
transported into a cargo aircraft that serves multiple airports. Because of pickup and
delivery operations that occur at intermediate airports, this problem is simultaneously a
Weight & Balance Problem and a Sequencing Problem. Our objective is to minimize fuel
and handling operation costs. This problem is shown to be NP-hard. We resort to a
mixed integer linear program. Based on real-world data from a professional partner (TNT
Airways), we perform numerical experiments using a standard B&C library. This approach
yields better solutions than traditional manual planning, which results in substantial cost
savings.
QuantOM
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS ; Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme initiated by the Belgian Science Policy Office (grant P7/36)
Optimization in air transport
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/159811
10.1016/j.ejor.2015.02.027
The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, composed of professionals and academics, has awarded us the price of the "Best technical presentation" for this work.

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