Passenger Airplane Economics and Systems Application Considerations for Airline Operations 690415

Fleet planning is the joint effort of the airplane manufacturer and the airline in selecting the proper type and number of airplanes, and it involves analysis of individual airplane models, routes, and costs. When the evaluation is extended to entire fleets, it necessitates forecasts into the changing technological and marketing aspects of the industry. The subject of this paper is Boeing's Integrated Fleet Planning Program, a system which lends sophisticated computer support to airline operations.


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