Title page for ETD etd-07242012-040025

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Schmitt, Gary Allen
URN etd-07242012-040025
Title A decision problem involving the introduction of RTOL aircraft into commercial air transportation systems.
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Miller, David M. Committee Chair
Frair, L. C. Committee Member
Popper, R. J. Committee Member
  • aircraft takeoff
  • aircraft landing
Date of Defense 1976-06-05
Availability restricted
This study is concerned with determining the feasibility

of introducing a reduced takeoff and landing (RTOL) aircraft into

the national aviation system. In considering this problem, a

multiple criteria decision model based on the responses of airline

executives was developed to describe the RTOL utilization problem.

The exact problem that is considered in this thesis is,

for a given set of itineraries, determine the itineraries for which

aircraft (RTOL or CTOL, conventional takeoff and landing) are to be

assigned such that the amount of fuel used, delay and noise levels

are to be minimized. These assignments are subject to aircraft,

airport, system and budgetary constraints.

A decision—making procedure was formulated to solve the

decision problem utilizing an interactive, multicriteria programming

procedure. This procedure was developed to consider the use of

0-l decision variables.

Two example problems are presented. The air transportation

systems considered in the examples include (a) six airports

in New York State and (b) five major airport hub areas in the north-eastern section of the United States.

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