University of Nottingham > School of Computer Science > Automated Scheduling Planning and Optimisation > Air Transportation Research


January, 2010

Solving real world problems using state-of-the-art decision support methodologies.

ASAP Logo The Automated Scheduling, optimisAtion and Planning (ASAP) group has a strong tradition in applying state-of-the-art optimisation and planning methods to real world problems. Since 2003, some members of the ASAP team have been working on air transportation problems. Some of the projects they have worked on include runway scheduling for Heathrow airport and robust airline scheduling for KLM Airlines. The latter project was internationally recognised with the best technical innovation award at the airline operations meeting 2007 of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) group, and the second place in the Anna Valicek Competition for innovative research on airline scheduling. IAT Logo The group also works closely together with the Institute for Aerospace Technology at the University of Nottingham, and with the other members of the LANCS initiative.

ASAP's Air Transportation Research team currently consists of 8 people, led by Dr. Jason Atkin. They are currently focussing on projects with NATS (formerly known as National Air Traffic Services Ltd.), KLM, and Manchester, Zurich and Heathrow Airports.