Cosling-Airbus won the OptiPlan challenge about military aircraft maintenance planning optimization. Organized by the French Air Army and Cap Digital, the aim of the challenge is to develop a software solution to optimize not only maintenance planning but also the usage of aircrafts : OPEX assignments, upgrades, identification of aircrafts to push / brake, to have a smooth usage of resources. Beyond this operational optimization, the tool must support decisions on a strategic level by running a wide range of simulations.
In order to achieve this ambitious challenge, Cosling and Airbus Defence and Space made a partnership, to form a strong and complementary team. Within 3 months, the team has developed a great prototype: constrained optimization algorithm computing applicable plans in a short time, intuitive user interface, simulation features, extensibility, etc. The whole has been developed using Agile methodology and UX Design. A big thank to all users from #CFA, #SIMMAD, #DMAé, #DGA and #CapDigital for their contributions to the solution.