GMU Masters Project- Spring 2013

Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department

Course Professors: Dr. Andrew Loerch and Dr. Philip Barry

Project Sponsor: Dr. Lance Sherry 

An Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuel Supply for Manassas Airport




Team Members


Project Files









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