OPs-TIMAL - Optimized processes for trajectory, maintenance and management of ressources and operations in aviation

Project Information

  • Contracting Entity: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Opens external link in new windowBMWi)
  • Project Duration: 42 months, January 2018 – June 2021
  • OPs-TIMAL is executed by four universities and research institutes and nine industrial partners.

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This project is part of the German BMWi research program „Fünftes ziviles Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm, 3. Aufruf“ (Opens external link in new windowBMWi). This program sponsors the development of technologies, which can be applied to solve various problems of the commercial aviation industry.


Within the joint research project OPs-TIMAL the FAU has two main contributions. The first one is to provide robust solutions for fleeting and routing aircrafts, also under uncertain conditions and under disruptions. Therefore it is necessary to find an effective algorithm, which should be structured in a way, that the outcome is a practicable flight plan – even in case of major disruptions. The second main part executed by the FAU is to supervise the combination of the partial solutions obtained by the project partners in a holistic optimization framework. Goals are to detect and compensate the conflicts between the partial solutions, to find holistic solutions and to realize benefits by taking advantage of dependencies.


For further details on this project, please contact Florian Rösel (florian.roesel[at]fau.de) or Lukas Glomb (lukas.glomb[at]fau.de).

If you are interested in information about the BMWi's aviation research program, visit  Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Artikel/Technologie/luftfahrttechnologien-02.html.