1.206J / 16.77J / ESD.215J Airline Schedule Planning

As taught in: Spring 2003

Screen shot of air traffic management software showing many colored regions representing planes.

Air traffic management software. (Image courtesy of NASA: http://www.aerospace.nasa.gov.)




Prof. Cynthia Barnhart

Course Features

Course Description

Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning and operations problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, passenger mix, and other topics are covered. Recent models and algorithms addressing issues of model integration, robustness, and operations recovery are introduced. Modeling and solution techniques designed specifically for large-scale problems, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems are detailed.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .xls, .ppt.