TIG welding is the most important process, which is used in the aircraft industry. A number of components of airplane are made using this method. Thermo-mechanical models are needed to understand better phenomena involved in this process. In the presented work thermo-mechanical simulations were performed and the possibilities of welding distortion in the investigated process were evaluated. Comparison of the results of numerical simulation with the experimental data confirmed good predictive capabilities of the model and quite good description of the phenomena involved in this process.