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 777 is no exception and here 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, with significant input from airlines during the design phase. The development of the 777 began in 1990. The intended purpose was to fill the gap between the 747 and the 767. The first Boeing 777 entered service with United Airlines on June 7th, 1995, having seen a strong market demand over the years.