Loading strategies for commercial passenger aircraft have been a subject of recent study among air transportation research analysts. A fundamental assumption in the majority of these studies is the fixed configuration of passenger seats. Previous studies have focused on analyzing different strategies in an effort to reduce passenger loading time. This study takes a more proactive approach to the passenger loading process by starting with the design of the aircraft seating layout itself. Simulation analysis results indicate that alternative designs can result in loading time reductions between approximately 9–44%.
Chung, Christopher A.
"Simulation Design Approach for the Selection of Alternative Commercial Passenger Aircraft Seating Configurations,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
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