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 787 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 unveiled on July 8th, 2003, the Boeing 787 has soon become a success. In the following years, almost 450 orders were placed for this aircraft type. Dubbed as “Dreamliner”, the aircraft first entered service with ANA on October 26th, 2011.