EURO-INFORMS 2013 edition:26 location:Rome, Italy date:1-4 July 2013
We present a rolling horizon framework for an aircraft line maintenance scheduling problem. The procedure starts with the creation of a "robust’ base schedule in order to deal with the stochasticity in the release times of the jobs. In the rolling horizon procedure, flight delays are simulated and we check whether the base schedule can handle these delays with the available capacity and/or time buffers or whether the base schedule needs to be adjusted. When rescheduling is needed, we search for the cheapest solution that results in the smallest number of changes to the base schedule.