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Automatic aircraft cargo load planning

S Limbourg, M Schyns and G Laporte
The Journal of the Operational Research Society
Vol. 63, No. 9 (SEPTEMBER 2012), pp. 1271-1283
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23251201
Page Count: 13
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Automatic aircraft cargo load planning
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Abstract

The goal of this paper is the development of a new mixed integer linear program designed for optimally loading a set of containers and pallets into a compartmentalised cargo aircraft. It is based on real-world problems submitted by a professional partner. This model takes into account strict technical and safety constraints. In addition to the standard goal of optimally positioning the centre of gravity, we also propose a new approach based on the moment of inertia. This double goal implies an increase in aircraft efficiency and a decrease in fuel consumption. Cargo loading generally remains a manual, or at best a computer-assisted, and time-consuming task. A fully automatic software was developed to quickly compute optimal solutions. Experimental results show that our approach achieves better solutions than manual planning, within only a few seconds.

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