On average, every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning once or twice a year. After the aircraft lands, an inspection must always be performed to assess the state of the aircraft prior to return to service. The Boeing 737 is no exception and here you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The Boeing 737 was first unveiled on January 17th, 1967, and soon after became one of the most successful aircraft of all time. Since then, more than 10,000 aircraft have been delivered to airlines worldwide, which makes the 737 the most sold large commercial aircraft type to date.
Although the Boeing 737 is struck once or twice a year by lightning, no major aircraft incidents have been registered due to the lightning strikes over the last 50 years of service.