Optimization problem

1)Airline Optimisation (operations research / linear programming) 

Project Type: $500 – $4,999

Max Bid: Open to fair suggestions
Categories: Writing and translation
The airline industry experiences very challenging times, and many airlines need to undertake substantial changes to their business processes to get back to profitability. As Operations of an airline is generally considered a cost driver, there is a big emphasis on cost effectiveness to make improvements to the bottom line. This push towards cost savings is supported by the use of optimization systems that improve the utilization of scarce and expensive resources such as aircraft, crew, gates, etc. To maximize the benefi ts of resource optimization, one needs to identify, model and solve the right operational problems.

We are an airline software development house specialising in aviation solutons specifically for crew and aircraft.
Part of our planned product mix includes mathmatical optimisation solutions that are used to determine ‘best fit’ to a number of competing goals

We want a development partner that can work with us to develope airline optimisation solutions for:
– tail assignment
– crew pairings

These will utilise a number of LP / Column Generation techniques

A good over is at:

Also take a look at:
– http://www.springerlink.com/content/l0078166515u13u2/
– http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/9781420091878.ch6

Our partner needs to understand the maths – we can teach the domain knowledge if needs be !

Deliverables: 1) All deliverables will be considered “work made for hire” under U.S. Copyright law. Employer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the employer on the site per the worker’s Worker Legal Agreement).
2) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
3) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Employer’s environment–Deliverables must be installed by the Worker in ready-to-run condition in the Employer’s environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the employer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this project.

This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Monday Feb 7, 2011 11:34:00 PM:

Hi all – we have reactivated this project so please take a look at the Crew Pairings problem initially and let me know if you can help us. We’d be glad to engage !
Platform: C# .NET 4.0 framework potentially based on Microsoft Solver Foundation.

Bidding Ends: 

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