The purpose of this paper is to develop the multiobjective optimization model in order to evaluate suppliers for aircraft maintenance tasks, using goal programming. The authors have developed a two-step process. The model will firstly be used as a decision-support tool for managing demand, by using aircraft and flight schedules to evaluate and generate aircraft-maintenance requirements, including spare-part lists. Secondly, they develop a multiobjective optimization model by minimizing cost, minimizing lead time, and maximizing the quality under various constraints in the model. Finally, the model is implemented in the actual airline's case.
Pleumpirom, Y., & Amornsawadwatana, S. (2012). Multiobjective Optimization of Aircraft Maintenance in Thailand Using Goal Programming: A Decision-Support Model. Advances in Decision Sciences, 2012, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/128346