Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Schmitt, Gary Allen URN etd-07242012-040025 Title A decision problem involving the introduction of RTOL aircraft into commercial air transportation systems. Degree Master of Science Department Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Miller, David M. Committee Chair Frair, L. C. Committee Member Popper, R. J. Committee Member Keywords
- aircraft takeoff
- aircraft landing
Date of Defense 1976-06-05 Availability restricted AbstractThis study is concerned with determining the feasibility
of introducing a reduced takeoff and landing (RTOL) aircraft into
the national aviation system. In considering this problem, a
multiple criteria decision model based on the responses of airline
executives was developed to describe the RTOL utilization problem.
The exact problem that is considered in this thesis is,
for a given set of itineraries, determine the itineraries for which
aircraft (RTOL or CTOL, conventional takeoff and landing) are to be
assigned such that the amount of fuel used, delay and noise levels
are to be minimized. These assignments are subject to aircraft,
airport, system and budgetary constraints.
A decision—making procedure was formulated to solve the
decision problem utilizing an interactive, multicriteria programming
procedure. This procedure was developed to consider the use of
0-l decision variables.
Two example problems are presented. The air transportation
systems considered in the examples include (a) six airports
in New York State and (b) five major airport hub areas in the north-eastern section of the United States.
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