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Assessing the relative efficiency of aircraft maintenance technologies: an application of data envelopment analysis

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  • Peck, Milo W.
  • Scheraga, Carl A.
  • Boisjoly, Russell P.
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    This study focuses on discretionary maintenance strategies and their relationship to aircraft reliability, as measured by the percentage of scheduled flights delayed because of mechanical problems. The methodology of Data Envelopment Analysis is employed to identify the various strategies employed by the major airlines over the time period 1990-1994. Additionally, this methodology allows for a normative assessment as to which strategies are relatively efficient. Furthermore, the specific strategies utilized by efficient and inefficient airlines can be compared at a micro-level and thus quantifiable recommendations for the latter group can be suggested.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 4 (May)
    Pages: 261-269

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:32:y:1998:i:4:p:261-269

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    1. Cullinane, Kevin & Wang, Teng-Fei & Song, Dong-Wook & Ji, Ping, 2006. "The technical efficiency of container ports: Comparing data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 354-374, May.
    2. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2012. "Measuring seaports’ productivity: A Malmquist productivity index decomposition approach," MPRA Paper 40174, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Chiou, Yu-Chiun & Lan, Lawrence W. & Yen, Barbara T.H., 2012. "Route-based data envelopment analysis models," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 415-425.

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