|Reference : Automatic Aircraft Load Planning|
|Scientific journals : Article|
|Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management|
|Automatic Aircraft Load Planning|
|Limbourg, Sabine [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]|
|Schyns, Michael [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > UER Opérations : Informatique de gestion >]|
|Laporte, Gilbert [HEC-Montréal > CIRRELT > > >]|
|Journal of the Operational Research Society|
|[en] Mixed integer programming ; cargo aircraft ; unit load devices ; weight and balance ; moment of inertia ; fuel economy|
|[en] The goal of this paper is the development of a new mixed integer linear program designed for optimally loading
a set of containers and pallets into a compartmentalised cargo aircraft. It is based on real-world problems submitted by a professional partner.
This model takes into account strict technical and safety constraints. In addition to the standard goal of optimally positioning the centre of gravity, we also propose a new approach based on the moment of inertia.
This double goal implies an increase in aircraft efficiency and a decrease in fuel consumption.
Cargo loading generally remains a manual, or at best a computer assisted, and time consuming task.
A fully automatic software was developed to quickly compute optimal solutions.
Experimental results show that our approach achieves better solutions than manual planning, within only a few seconds.
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