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Impact of single-aisle aircraft with reduced design range on airline operations and dynamics of fleet composition

Rosskopf, Michael and Lehner, Stephan and Lütjens, Klaus (2013) Impact of single-aisle aircraft with reduced design range on airline operations and dynamics of fleet composition. Journal of Aerospace Operations (2), pp. 99-113. IOS Press. DOI: 10.3233/AOP-130036 ISSN 2211-002X

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Abstract

This study investigates the impact of employing single-aisle aircraft with a reduced design range on airline operations and the dynamics of fleet composition. While previous research has mostly evaluated such concepts at a single aircraft level, the fleet-level implications remain less clear. Here, a linear programming model for mid- to long-term airline fleet planning optimizes fleet composition, fleet development, and fleet deployment within a 10-year planning horizon for a given set of candidate aircraft. The model takes into account network development, operational and cost data, existing fleet, and the availability of aircraft and capital. This study uses data for a major European network airline; the results suggest that introducing aircraft with a design range of ~1,500 km to the existing fleet would be optimal in terms of airline economic performance. The new reduced-range aircraft would partly replace existing aircraft with longer design ranges, but the replacement would span over the entire planning horizon. Savings in variable cash operating costs of ~3% would offset financial penalties due to a lower fleet commonality.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85545/
Document Type:Article
Title:Impact of single-aisle aircraft with reduced design range on airline operations and dynamics of fleet composition
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rosskopf, Michaelmichael.rosskopf (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, Stephanstephan.lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lütjens, Klausklaus.luetjens (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Aerospace Operations
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.3233/AOP-130036
Page Range:pp. 99-113
Publisher:IOS Press
ISSN:2211-002X
Status:Published
Keywords:Single-aisle aircraft, reduced design range, conceptual aircraft design, airline fleet planning
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old), ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts & Integration (old), L - Air Transport Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Air Transport Operations > Air Transport Operations
Deposited By: Lehner, Stephan
Deposited On:22 Jan 2014 10:24
Last Modified:12 May 2014 11:35

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