16.763 Air Transportation Operations Research

Class Info

Presents a unified view of advanced quantitative analysis and optimization techniques applied to the air transportation sector. Considers the problem of operating and managing the aviation sector from the perspectives of the system operators (e.g., the FAA), the airlines, and the resultant impacts on the end-users (the passengers). Explores models and optimization approaches to system-level problems, airline schedule planning problems, and airline management challenges. Term paper required.

This class has 16.71, 6.431, and 15.093 as prerequisites.

16.763 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. P. Belobaba, H. Balakrishnan and C. Barnhart.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 33-319.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 16.763 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT ORC - Subject Offerings site or on the 16.763 Stellar site.

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