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A multi-fidelity modelling approach for airline disruption management using simulation. / Rhodes-Leader, Luke; Nelson, Barry; Onggo, Stephan; Worthington, David.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 14.09.2021.

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title = "A multi-fidelity modelling approach for airline disruption management using simulation",
abstract = "Disruption is a serious and common problem for the airline industry. High utilisation of aircraft and airport resources mean that disruptive events can have large knock-on effects for the rest of the schedule. The airline must rearrange their schedule to reduce the impact. The focus in this paper is on the Aircraft Recovery Problem. The complexity and uncertainty involved in the industry makes this a difficult problem to solve. Many deterministic modelling approaches have been proposed, but these struggle to handle the inherent variability in the problem. This paper proposes a multi-fidelity modelling framework, enabling uncertain elements of the environment to be included within the decision making process. We combine a deterministic integer program to find initial solutions and a novel simulation optimisation procedure to improve these solutions. This allows the solutions to be evaluated whilst accounting for the uncertainty of the problem. The empirical evaluation suggests that the combination consistently finds good rescheduling options.",
keywords = "Simulation, Optimisation, Integer Programming, Multi-objective, Transport",
author = "Luke Rhodes-Leader and Barry Nelson and Stephan Onggo and David Worthington",
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doi = "10.1080/01605682.2021.1971574",
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