Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Operational Sciences
Jeffery D. Weir, PhD.
The rising cost of fuel has led to increasing emphasis on fuel efficiency in the aviation industry. As fuel costs become a larger proportion of total costs, those entities with a dynamic capability to increase their fuel efficiency will obtain competitive advantage. Assessing cargo throughput and fuel efficiency requires the creation of all routes of potential value for a given set of requirements that need to be airlifted from source to destination airfield. The time required for route computation can be significantly reduced through the use of nodal reduction. Use of the proposed model can assist evaluation of enterprise wide efficiency and effectiveness.
DTIC Accession Number
Reiman, Adam D., "Enterprise Analysis of Strategic Airlift to Obtain Competitive Advantage through Fuel Efficiency" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 552.