To run a profitable airline you must decide which fleet should
fly each flight ensuring that at the same time maintenance and
crew constraints are respected, and their costs are kept at a
Existing incomplete solutions
These decisions are complex and conflicting, and all solutions
provided until now were forced to ignore these conflicts, in
order to reduce computational complexity.
The ultimate solution: SchedUnified
Our innovative solution, SchedUnified, changes this. It accounts for
the interaction of all these conflicting decisions. As a result it
outperforms all competing optimizers.
How do we obtain more profits?
To answer this, consider how these decisions interact:
Fleet Assignment selects the fleet that maximize profits,
i.e. revenue minus costs.
However, a large component of the costs comes from crew
who are usually restricted to fly specific fleet only.
Thus we can improve the crew costs by choosing the right aircraft type,
at the right time, in the right place. Our competitors' one-way
method cannot do this, since once the fleet decisions are taken
the crew are forced to fly them.
Most importantly, we can simultaneously access both fleet
and crew costs. This is the the only way to truly improve
profits. In contrast, our competitors' sequential method
separates these cost decisions.