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Reliable Aircraft Boarding for Fast Turnarounds

Schultz, Michael (2017) Reliable Aircraft Boarding for Fast Turnarounds. EIWAC 2017, 14.-16.Nov. 2017, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview about the research done in the field of aircraft boarding focusing on fast and reliable progress. Since future 4D aircraft trajectories demand the comprehensive consideration of environmental, economic, and operational constraints, a reliable prediction of all aircraft-related processes along the specific trajectories is essential for punctual operations. The necessary change to an air-to-air perspective, with a specific focus on the ground operations, will provide key elements for complying with the challenges over the day of operations. Mutual interdependencies between airports result in system-wide, far-reaching effects (reactionary delays). The ground trajectory of an aircraft primarily consists of the handling processes at the stand (deboarding, catering, fueling, cleaning, boarding, unloading, and loading), which are defined as the aircraft turnaround. To provide a reliable prediction of the turnaround, the critical path of processes has to be managed in a sustainable manner. The turnaround processes are mainly controlled by the ground handling, airport or airline staff, except the aircraft boarding, which is driven by the passengers’ experience and willingness or ability to follow the proposed procedures. In this paper a reliable, validated, stochastic aircraft boarding model is introduced, as well as results from three different research activities: application of Side-Slip Seat, interference potential as metric to evaluate the boarding progress, and capabilities of a future connected cabin.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115052/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Reliable Aircraft Boarding for Fast Turnarounds
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schultz, Michaelmichael.schultz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:aircraft boarding, ground handling, validation, optimization, infrastructure, connected cabin
Event Title:EIWAC 2017
Event Location:Tokyo, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-16.Nov. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic Concepts and Operation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Air traffic systems
Deposited By: Schultz, Dr. Michael
Deposited On:08 Nov 2017 10:38
Last Modified:08 Nov 2017 10:38

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