Title: Aircraft selection process with technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution and AHP integration

Authors: Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz; Konstantinos Malagas; Muhammad Jawad; Nikitas Nikitakos

Addresses: Department of Management and Strategy, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eskişehir Technical University, 2 Eylul Campus 26555, Tepebaşı, Eskisehir, Turkey ' Laboratory of Informatics and New Technologies in Shipping, Transport and Insular Development (LINTSTID), Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece ' Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan ' Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece

Abstract: Approved training organisations should invest the right amount of resources to make the appropriate aircraft selection decision. Elements in the strategic, economic and environmental categories and various risk criteria have the potential to affect directly or indirectly this selection decision and should consider. This research aimed to provide a criteria analysis to support the aircraft selection decision process for a flight school, examining the case of the Eskisehir Technical University Flight School. Concerning methodology, risk analysis with integrated of both analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) are used. number of experts (n = 16) participated in the study. Our analysis results show that, Cessna 172S Cessna/Reims-Cessna 172/F172 series aircraft types are the best alternative for the specific optimisation case. The current research both contribute to the aviation management and engineering literature and may help managers/instructors/supervisors from training organisations to identify ways to select the appropriate aircraft.

Keywords: management and strategy; multi-criteria problem solving; risk analysis; decision making process; analytic hierarchy process; AHP; approved training organisations; ATOs; TOPSIS; aircraft selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2020.112091

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2020 Vol.6 No.3, pp.220 - 235

Received: 09 Jan 2020
Accepted: 25 Mar 2020

Published online: 22 Dec 2020 *

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