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Suhl, Leena ; Dück, Viktor ; Kliewer, Natalia

Increasing Stability of Crew Schedules in Airlines

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In airline traffic disruptions occur frequently and cannot be totally avoided. They may lead to infeasible aircraft and crew schedules during the day of operations, due to absence of resources or violation of crew rules. The process of finding new schedules in such cases is called recovery or disruption management. The short-term recovery actions usually imply additional costs meaning that the total operational costs of a crew schedule can be significantly higher than the original planned costs. It is generally desirable to construct the schedule already in the planning phase in such a way that not just the planned costs, but the total operational costs are minimized. The goal is thus to construct schedules which remain feasible or can be recovered without high costs in cases of disturbances. This approach is generally called robust scheduling.

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  author =	{Leena Suhl and Viktor D{\"u}ck and Natalia Kliewer},
  title =	{Increasing Stability of Crew Schedules in Airlines},
  booktitle =	{Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics},
  year =	{2009},
  editor =	{Cynthia Barnhart and Uwe Clausen and Ulrich Lauther and Rolf H. M{\"o}hring},
  number =	{09261},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Robust planning, crew scheduling, airlines}

Keywords: Robust planning, crew scheduling, airlines
Seminar: 09261 - Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 02.10.2009

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