Every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning, on average, once a year. When it happens, a post-lightning strike inspection must be performed to assess the status of the aircraft prior to return to service. The Boeing 757 is not an exception. On this page, you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
When first entered service in 1982, with British Airways as one of its launch customers, the Boeing 757 soon became a huge success in commercial aviation for its range and performance. During the 23-year of its production run, more than 1,000 aircraft were delivered worldwide.