In the final approval letter establishing the Air Force Aircraft
Structural Integrity Program which still holds true
successful accomplishment of this program is vital to the Air Force's
capability to perform its assigned mission, and requires complete and
active support and cooperation of all staff and command levels of the
Air Force organization."...
U.S. Air Force
Vice Chief of Staff,
19 November 1958
The structure of the
guiding ASIP document has changed since its inception in 1958, but the demands
for safe, reliable structures continues in the latest version - theDOD Joint Service
Specification Guide - JSSG-2006 - Aircraft Structures.
This Damage Tolerance
Design Handbook has been prepared to assist with the implementation and
application of the damage tolerant concepts contained in the supporting
documents. The Handbook provides specific background data and state-of-the-art
analysis methods to assist contractor and USAF personnel in complying
with the JSSG-2006 intricacies.