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 767 is not an exception. On this page, 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. Codenamed 7X7, the new widebody aircraft was officially launched on July 14th, 1978. The first 767 entered service with United Airlines in September 1982, having seen a strong market demand over the years.