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Dynamic change of aircraft seat condition for fast boarding

Schultz, Michael (2017) Dynamic change of aircraft seat condition for fast boarding. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, pp. 131-147. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2017.09.014 ISSN 0968-090X

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Abstract

Aircraft boarding is a process mainly impacted by the boarding sequence, individual passenger behavior and the amount of hand luggage. Whereas these aspects are widely addressed in scientific research and considered in operational improvements, the influence of infrastructural changes is only focused upon in the context of future aircraft design. The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the innovative approach of a Side-Slip Seat, which allows passengers to pass each other during boarding. The seat holds the potential to reduce the boarding time by approx. 20%, even considering operational constraints, such as passenger conformance to the proposed boarding strategy. A validated stochastic boarding model is extended to analyze the impact of the Side-Slip Seat. The implementation of such fundamental change inside the aircraft cabin demands for adapted boarding strategies, in order to cover all the benefits that accompany this new dynamic seating approach. To reasonably identify efficient strategies, an evolutionary algorithm is used to systematically optimize boarding sequences. As a result, the evolutionary algorithm depicts that operationally relevant boarding strategies implementing the Side-Slip Seat should differentiate between the left and the right side of the aisle, instead of the current operationally preferred boarding from the back to the front.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115822/
Document Type:Article
Title:Dynamic change of aircraft seat condition for fast boarding
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schultz, Michaelmichael.schultz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.trc.2017.09.014
Page Range:pp. 131-147
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0968-090X
Status:Published
Keywords:aircraft boarding; stochastic simulation; infrastructural changes; evolutionary algorithm; optimization
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:27 Nov 2017 12:14
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:40

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