Lightning Strike Inspections and Repairs

Aircraft are susceptible to lightning strikes that can damage external structures and interior components. Lightning protection systems can divert strikes away from sensitive areas like radomes, but maintenance personnel still need to perform inspections and repairs. In this article, the third in a series, we’ll take a look at what technicians and engineers need to [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

Where Aircraft Lightning Strike Damage Occurs

Aircraft lightning strike damage isn’t always obvious to flight crews. That’s why ground crews can’t rely on the flight log alone for evidence of lighting events. To maintain airplanes effectively, technicians need to understand that lighting is initiated at the airplane’s leading edges and that lighting currents travel along the airplane, potentially causing swept stroke [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments