The 2019 ASIP Conference is specifically designed to bring together the world leaders in aircraft structural integrity and disseminate information on state-of-the-art technologies for aircraft structures in both the military and civilian fleets. This is the 35th year of the ASIP Conference in its current format, although similar meetings occurred in the 1970s. This year also marks the 61st anniversary of the publication of the initial requirements for the US Air Force's Aircraft Structural Integrity Program.
ASIP 2019 will continue to provide a forum for the technical interchange of information between personnel responsible for structural integrity, including design, analysis, testing, manufacture, certification, nondestructive evaluation/inspection, maintenance, repair, safety, risk assessment and mitigation, durability, and life management. This interchange helps provide the communication necessary to ensure that each community is aware of each other's capabilities and needs. The ASIP Conference has become even more important to the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA, and the FAA due to the constantly growing emphasis on sustaining the airworthiness of aging aircraft.
The ASIP Conference is unclassified and allows unlimited attendance. It has become internationally recognized as the premier meeting for this technical area. Consequently, a large number of well-qualified foreign nationals attend the conference and bring a very broad perspective to the technologies discussed.