Quotation Di Ciccio, Claudio. 2013. Flight Diversion Prediction Based on Event Data. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 09.12.




An aircraft is diverted when it lands in a place that differs from the expected airport. Diversions can be due to several reasons, such as bad weather conditions, both in the destination airport area or along the route, fuel shortage or other technical problems, etc. In multi-modal transportation scenarios, a cargo plane may be involved in a comprehensive transportation process: e.g., there may be trucks waiting at the destination airport for the inland delivery of goods. Therefore, if the plane were diverted, the logistics companies managing the following transportation legs should be informed as timely as possible. The sooner they are notified, the more chances they have to efficiently rearrange their transportation plans: e.g., rescheduling or rebooking trucks in order to let them reach the actual destination airport. In this presentation, a novel approach for the automated detection of diversions is described. Based on Support Vector Machines, it is designed to rely on publicly available data about aeroplanes' flight information. Though kept unaware of routes, our technique is able to classify a flight as diverted with a very high accuracy and in few minutes after the anomalous behaviour begins. Experiments conducted on real data are reported.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Unpublished lecture
Language English
Title Flight Diversion Prediction Based on Event Data
Event Eindhoven University of Technology
Location Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Date Dec. 9, 2013


European Wide Service Platform for Green European Transportation
Di Ciccio, Claudio (Former researcher)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1105 Computer software (Details)
1108 Informatics (Details)
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1112 Logistics (Details)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
5306 Business data processing (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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