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Robustness as a Method of Airline Pro-Active Disruption Management

Stanislav Szabo(1), Dorota Liptáková(2), Iveta Vajdova(3*)

(1) Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Department of Air Transport, Czech Republic
(2) Technical University in Kosice, Faculty of Aeronautics, Department of air traffic management, Slovakia
(3) Technical University in Kosice, Faculty of Aeronautics, Department of air traffic management, Slovakia
(*) Corresponding author



Disruptions in operations cost airlines millions of Euro every year and might also lead to passenger migration toward competing service providers or event other means of transportation. For years now operation research has been supplying airlines with dedicated disruption management tools to minimize the aftermath of a disruption and help recover from the irregular operation. Nonetheless, previous decade brought a new heading of the research studying methods of pro-active approach to disruptions known as robust planning, partly supported by the development in hardware technologies and software solutions, which enabled this concept to penetrate through the complexity of airline operations. We bring on overview of airline disruption management, the pro-active approach of robust planning as well as review of recent research on airline robustness.
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Disruption Management; Robust Planning; Airline Operations

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