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Air Force Institute of Technology, IT Logistics Support Division, ul. Księcia Bolesława 6, Warsaw, Poland
National Cyber Security Centre, ul. Rakowiecka 2, Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Transport, 75 Koszykowa str. Warsaw, Poland
Publication date: 2021-12-31
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2021;23(4):659-669
  • The genetic algorithm to evaluate the effectiveness of take-offs and landings is shown.
  • The model for assessing the implementation of airport processes is developed.
  • The proposed simulation tool reduces the landing time of aircraft.
  • The optimization of taxi routes affects the reliability of airport processes.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of airport processes using simulation tools. A critical review of selected scientific studies relating to the performance of airport processes with respect to reliability, particularly within the apron, has been undertaken. The developed decision-making model evaluates the efficiency of airport processes in terms of minimizing penalties associated with aircraft landing before or after the scheduled landing time. The model takes into account, among other things, aircraft take-offs and landings and separation times between successive aircraft. In order to be able to verify the correctness of the decision-making model, a simulation tool was developed to support decision making in the implementation of airport operations based on a genetic algorithm. A novel development of the structure of a genetic algorithm as well as crossover and mutation operators adapted to the determination of aircraft movement routes on the apron is presented. The developed simulation tool was verified on real input data.
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