The assignment of minimum crews among bases in an airlift operation

Jae Dong Hong, M. Jeya Chandra, Tom M. Cavalier

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 25 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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