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 767 is no exception and here you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The development of the Boeing 767 began in 1972 as the successor to the Boeing 707. During its development, it was codenamed 7X7 and the new widebody aircraft was officially launched on July 14th, 1978. The first Boeing 767 entered service with United Airlines in September 1982, having seen a strong market demand over the years.