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Formation Flight Planning at an Airline

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This paper presents an analysis of the flight planning process in an airline for a formation. At the beginning, the actual research in the field of studying the behaviour of flying birds in the V-shaped formations is presented. Then the effects of the cooperation between Boeing and FedEx in creating the flight of two planes in the formation are presented. The basic regulations that affect the possibility of planning flights in formation in an airline are shown. Then the airline flight planning process is presented. The necessary assumptions that should be met when flying in the formation are listed successively. After that, a simulation of planning two connections is shown, part of which takes place in the formation. At the end, the results of the work and their respective conclusions are presented.
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Formation Flying; Airline; Flight Planning; Flight Dispatchers

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