Airline Schedule Planning

Screen shot of air traffic management software showing many colored regions representing planes.

Air traffic management software. (Image courtesy of NASA:


MIT Course Number

1.206J / 16.77J / ESD.215J

As Taught In

Spring 2003



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Course Description

Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning and operations problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, passenger mix, and other topics are covered. Recent models and algorithms addressing issues of model integration, robustness, and operations recovery are introduced. Modeling and solution techniques designed specifically for large-scale problems, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems are detailed.

Cynthia Barnhart. 1.206J Airline Schedule Planning, Spring 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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