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

Airplane Lightning Strikes: Common, Costly, and Misunderstood

Airplane lightning strikes are fairly common but can disrupt airline operations and cause costly delays. That’s why leading aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus install lighting protection on planes. Lighting diverters, a type of protection, can reduce the significance of strikes where a single bolt of lighting can contain as many as 1 million volts [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments