Campus Units

Supply Chain and Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2019

Journal or Book Title

Annals of Operations Research

Volume

274

Issue

1-2

First Page

425

Last Page

445

DOI

10.1007/s10479-018-2933-9

Abstract

We consider the use of the new C-130J-30 aircraft for long distance (strategic) cargo movement. Currently, only large aircraft, the C-5 and the C-17, are identified as strategic airlift assets by the United States Air Force. Our mathematical model identifies all logical airframe combinations to perform a cargo movement given a set of constraints. Using previously developed routing algorithms and fuel metrics, we evaluated the combinations and calculated the potential savings had the most fuel efficient combination been selected. Analyzing 1 month of historic data for four long distance routes, our proposed model suggests that savings could have been more than one million dollars.

Comments

This article is published as Maywald, J.D., Reiman, A.D., Overstreet, R.E., and Johnson, A.W. (2019). Aircraft selection modeling: A multi-step heuristic to enumerate airlift alternatives. Annals of Operations Research. 274(1–2), 425–445. 10.1007/s10479-018-2933-9.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS