This monographic series is fully devoted to the latest works in the area of fatigue aircraft structures performed by the authors. This area includes: full-scale fatigue testing of aircraft and aircraft structural components, fatigue of materials, structures, advanced materials and innovative structural concepts, damage tolerant design of aircraft structures, life extension and management of ageing fleets, structural health monitoring and loads, fatigue crack growth and life diction methods, NDT inspections, and airworthiness considerations. The works on this series result from the fact that Poland was admitted as the 14™ member of ICAF in 2007. Hitherto, 13 countries were members of the ICAF: the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Israel, The Netherlands, Sweden, Australia with New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and Finland (since 2005). The ICAF (The International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue) was formed in response to the growing concerns regarding fatigue problems in aircraft structures. The stated aims of ICAF are to exchange Information concerning aircraft structural fatigue and to encourage contacts between people active in this field. The responsibility for achieving these aims in Poland rests with the Polish ICAF national delegate Antoni Niepokólczycki. To accomplish these aims, the conference 'Fatigue of Aircraft Structures' is organized by the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw every year in January. Those events are attended by representatives of industry, universities, institutes and regulatory agencies.