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 777 is not an exception. On this page, you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The Boeing 777 was the first aircraft designed on a computer, taking into account the airlines’ input. The development of the 777 began in 1990, aiming to fill the gap between the 747 and the 767. The 777 first entered service on June 7th, 1995, with United Airlines.