Terminal Control Area Aircraft Scheduling and Trajectory Optimization Approaches

Marcella Samà, Konstantin Palagachev, Andrea D'Ariano, Matthias Gerdts, Dario Pacciarelli, R. Hochreiter
2017 ITM Web of Conferences  
Aviation authorities are seeking optimization methods to better use the available infrastructure and better manage aircraft movements. This paper deals with the realtime scheduling of take-off and landing aircraft at a busy terminal control area and with the optimization of aircraft trajectories during the landing procedures. The first problem aims to reduce the propagation of delays, while the second problem aims to either minimize the travel time or reduce the fuel consumption. Both problems
more » ... re particularly complex, since the first one is NP-hard while the second one is nonlinear and a combined solution needs to be computed in a short-time during operations. This paper proposes a framework for the lexicographic optimization of the two problems. Computational experiments are performed for the Milano Malpensa airport and show the existing gaps between the performance indicators of the two problems when different lexicographic optimization approaches are considered.
doi:10.1051/itmconf/20171400008 fatcat:xdckcngyanfblm6kykexw4xbnq