April 12, 2011

The Complex Mathematics Hidden Behind Airline Schedules

For an airline company, managing schedules is a mathematical puzzle. In fact, it is such a complex mathematical problem that it is impossible to solve perfectly. At Air Transat, for example, a company that employs thousands of people, one must take into account constraints from collective agreements, vacation time, and family obligations, without forgetting airport schedules, and all this while saving every drop of fuel!

To learn more, watch the episode of Le code Chastenay, only available in French.

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