MULTI-COMMODITY, MULTI-DEPOT, HETEROGENOUS VEHICLE PICKUP AND DELIVERY PROBLEM FOR AIR TRANSPORTATION IN THE TURKISH AIR FORCE
This study deals with the problem of air transportation in Turkish Air Force. The Turkish Air Force has different cargo aircraft to be used in air transportation operations, located in different airbases. The cargo aircraft are loaded cargo, equipment, personnel, repaired items etc. from one of airbases and transport them to the demanding airbases. In this military flight network, each airbase is a demand and support point for different kinds of items. Pickup and delivery demands are known deterministically. There are several operational constraints. The objective of the problem is to find a feasible set of routes for the cargo aircraft so that all requests are serviced, and such that the overall cost is minimized. Problem in hand is modeled and solved as multi-commodity, multi depot and heterogeneous vehicle pickup and delivery problem.
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