An airline maintenance manpower planning model with flexible strategies

Ta Hui Yang, Shangyao Yan, Hsuan Hung Chen

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An effective maintenance manpower supply plan not only reduces operating costs but ensures greater aviation safety and punctuality. A variety of flexible management strategies have been widely applied in other industries; however, little research has stressed flexible management strategies for airline crew scheduling problems. Here, we introduce a model that includes various flexible strategies so that an airline can effectively manage its maintenance manpower supply. The model is formulated as a mixed integer program that is solved using a commercial software package, CPLEX. In order to evaluate the model performance, we use the operating data from a leading Taiwan airline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003


  • Crew scheduling
  • Flexible management strategy
  • Maintenance manpower supply
  • Mixed integer program


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