Researcher

Associate Professor Cheng-Lung Wu

My Expertise

Airline airport operations & management; aircraft ground operations, turn around operations & aircraft rotation control & scheduling. Punctuality control of airports, airlines

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

My Professional Statement:
I am an Associate Professor in aviation who specialises in solving operations and scheduling problems of airlines and airports. These problems include airline operations management, scheduling, airport terminal planning, airport retail development and passenger choice behaivour studies. Many of my past projects helped industry partners save millions of dollars in operating costs or enhance product sales and revenues....view more

My Professional Statement:
I am an Associate Professor in aviation who specialises in solving operations and scheduling problems of airlines and airports. These problems include airline operations management, scheduling, airport terminal planning, airport retail development and passenger choice behaivour studies. Many of my past projects helped industry partners save millions of dollars in operating costs or enhance product sales and revenues. I lead a team of researchers who have specialised skills to deliver values for industry partners while we innovate our approach to solving industry problems through world-class aviation research at UNSW Australia.

My Research Interests
My research focus on airport operations, airline operations, schedule optimisation and passenger's choice behaviour modelling. I published a book with Ashgate Publishing, titled 'Airline Operations and Delay Management. This book was published in March 2010. Check the book at: Ashgate website. You can also find this book via Amazon.com. A simplified-Chinese version of this book is also available via Chinese Civil Aviation Publishing House.


My Research Activities

My Academic Activities
I joined UNSW Aviation in 2002 after my PhD from Loughborough University (UK). I have spent time both in the public and private sector in transport and aviation. My reserach is innovative and highly relevant to the industry; recent projects in my lab include:

  • Airline fuel policy optimisation (current PhD project funded by Qantas)
  • Air passenger purchase behaviour at airports (current PhD project)
  • Air passenger shopping behaviour simulation (current project)
  • Airline big data analytics and application in direct marketing (current project)

 

My Professional Activities
In the past few years, I have seen the commercial implementation of my earlier Aircraft Turnaround Monitoring System (ATMS) research (article here). This prototype product, ATMS was issued a preliminary Australian patent in 2004, recognising the innovation of this framework/prototype in the airline industry. Recent commercial examples of the ATMS concept include: SITA's former Workforce Mobility Solution.Also see another example of the ATMS framework in action from Avtura's Real-Time Aircraft Turnaround Tool.

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Location

School of Aviation
Room 219
Old Main Building
UNSW
Sydney
NSW 2052

Contact

9385 4191
9386 6637