In this paper, we formulate a mathematical programming model with the objective of minimizing the number of crews required for the aircraft to complete mission within a specified average time period in an airlift operation conducted by the United States Air Force. Using earlier results of the mean idle time of an aircraft at a single base and the probability distribution of the interdeparture times of the aircraft from the base, an efficient algorithm is applied to solve the problem.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Modeling and Simulation
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Information Systems and Management