Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

University of Graz - Department of Statistics and Operations Research

The Department focuses on theoretical and applied research in optimisation. It develops advanced mathematical models and solution algorithms for discrete optimisation problems arising in all operations such as flight and crew scheduling, manpower planning, runway scheduling, departure sequencing, and optimal maintenance strategies.

Technologies and competences

The Department‘s core competences are advanced knowledge in mathematical programming and discrete optimisation, developing and solving large-scale optimisation models by exact and heuristic methods, in particular linear integer optimisation and combinatorial problems.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts      
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications yes    
Ground test and training equipment      

Products and services in aviation

  • runway scheduling
  • flight planning
  • crew scheduling

University of Graz - Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Universitätsstrasse 15, E3
8010 Graz, Austria
+43 316 380-3496


Ulrich Pferschy

Employees > 250
Turnover > 10 M€
Export quota aviation 30 %
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Last update: 2016-11-03