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Title: An aircraft service scheduling model using genetic algorithms
Authors: Cheung, A 
Ip, WH 
Lu, D
Lai, CL
Keywords: Aircraft industry
Production scheduling
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Journal of manufacturing technology management, 2005, v. 16, no. 1, p. 109-119 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of manufacturing technology management 
Abstract: Purpose - In this paper, the authors propose the application of an intelligent engine to develop a set of computational schedules for the maintenance of vehicles to cover all scheduled flights. The aim of the paper is to maximize the utilization of ground support vehicles and enhance the logistics of aircraft maintenance activities. Design/methodology/approach - A mathematical model is formulated and the solution is obtained using genetic algorithms (GA). Simulation is used to verify the method using an Excel GA generator. The model is illustrated with a numerical case study, and the experience of this project is summarized. Findings - The results indicate that this approach provides an effective and efficient schedule for deploying the maintenance equipment resources of the company, China Aircraft Service Limited. Originality/value - The proposed model using the GA generator provides an effective and efficient schedule for the aircraft maintenance services industry.
ISSN: 1741-038X
DOI: 10.1108/17410380510574112
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