This 12,000-euro prize is awarded each year to studies, papers and projects that make a unique contribution to air transport.
At the 23rd ENAIRE Foundation awards this year, the Luis Azcárraga Award was shared by two papers: “A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals” by Jesica de Armas Adrián, Luis Cadarso Morga, Angel A. Juan Pérez and Francisco Javier Faulín Fajardo and “Methodology for optimizing and analyzing the responsiveness of resources and infrastructures in the airport system during winter operations via models based on genetic algorithms” by César Marín Fernández.
The jury decided to award the article “A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals” by Ángel A. Juan Pérez, director of the ICSO research group at the UOC’s IN3, Jésica de Armas Adrián, from Pompeu Fabra University and an external member of the ICSO group, Luis Cadarso Morga, from Rey Juan Carlos University, and Francisco Javier Faulín Fajardo from the Public University of Navarre. The jury highlighted its contribution to air transport with regard to the development of methodologies for assigning resources that allow for the aligning of efficient crew planning with a balanced management of resources.
The Luis Azcárraga Award recognizes papers, studies and projects that make a unique contribution to air transport in terms of planning and organization, financial and administrative management, environmental impact and preservation, and technological research and innovation.
The ENAIRE Foundation Awards – the only ones of their kind in the Spanish aeronautical sector – were created in 1995 with the aim of fostering work on aeronautics in any of its branches and honouring papers, studies and projects that deserve public recognition.