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Faster aircraft boarding enabled by infrastructural changes

Schultz, Michael (2017) Faster aircraft boarding enabled by infrastructural changes. In: Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. Winter Simulation Conference 2017, 3.-6.Dez 2017, Las Vegas, USA. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

Aircraft boarding is a process mainly impacted by the boarding sequence, passenger behaviour and the amount of hand luggage. Whereas these aspects are already addressed in scientific research and operational improvements, the influence of infrastructural changes are only focused upon in the context of future aircraft design. The innovative Side-Slip Seat technology holds the potential for sustainably improving the boarding time by providing a wide aisle during the boarding progress. A comprehensive, validated simulation environment is used to analyse the benefits of this technology and an adapted boarding strategy is identified using evolutionary algorithms. Considering the operational reality of the air transportation domain (e.g. seat load), the individual passenger behaviour (e.g. conformance to procedures), and operational deviations (e.g. delay), the Side-Slip Seat could fasten aircraft boarding by both 20% shorter average boarding time and a more stable boarding progress (smaller standard deviation).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115053/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Faster aircraft boarding enabled by infrastructural changes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schultz, Michaelmichael.schultz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN:0277-786X
Status:Published
Keywords:Aircraft, Boarding, Simulation, Infrastructure
Event Title:Winter Simulation Conference 2017
Event Location:Las Vegas, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3.-6.Dez 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 10:40
Last Modified:18 Mar 2019 11:47

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