Department of Doctoral Studies
"In a previous study, multiple regression techniques were applied to Flight Operations Quality Assurance-derived data to develop parsimonious model(s) for fuel consumption on the Boeing 757 airplane. The present study examined several data mining algorithms, including neural networks, on the fuel consumption problem and compared them to the multiple regression results obtained earlier. Using regression methods, parsimonious models were obtained that explained approximately 85% of the variation in fuel flow. In general data mining methods were more effective in predicting fuel consumption. Classification and Regression Tree methods reported correlation coefficients of .91 to .92, and General Linear Models and Multilayer Perceptron neural networks reported correlation coefficients of about .99. These data mining models show great promise for use in further examining large FOQA databases for operational and safety improvements."
Journal of Air Transportation
Aviation Institute, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Scholarly Commons Citation
Stolzer, A. J., & Halford, C. (2007). Data Mining Methods Applied to Flight Operations Quality Assurance Data: A Comparison to Standard Statistical Methods. Journal of Air Transportation, 12(1). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/publication/116