ICAF 2011 will be in Montreal, Canada

International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue

The 31st CONFERENCE and the 25th SYMPOSIUM of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue is hosted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, by the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, under the auspices of the Netherlands Association of Aeronautical Engineers NVvL, the Technical University of Delft and Stork Fokker AESP B.V.

ICAF background

The International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF) was formed in 1951 in response to growing concerns regarding fatigue problems in metal aircraft structures. The stated aims of ICAF are to encourage contacts between people actively engaged in aircraft structural fatigue problems and to exchange information concerning aeronautical fatigue. To this end a conference and a symposium are organised every two years for attendance by representatives of industry, universities and institutes, regulatory agencies and operators throughout the world.

General announcement
The two-day conference consists of reviews of aeronautical fatigue activities presented by the national delegates of the 14 member nations of ICAF. It is followed by the three-day symposium that involves specialist papers presented by authors with design, manufacturing, airworthiness regulations, operations and research backgrounds. The ICAF2009 symposium is based on the theme “Bridging the gap between theory and operational practice”. The last morning of the symposium is dedicated to workshops with specialists providing in-depth lectures for the benefit of both novice and advanced workers in the field of aeronautical fatigue.

The conference and symposium language will be English.