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 787 is no exception and here you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The Boeing 787 was first unveiled on July 8th, 2003, the Boeing 787. It has been dubbed the “Dreamliner” and the aircraft first entered service with All Nippon Airways on October 26th, 2011. In the following years, it became a commercial success and so far, almost 1,000 aircraft have been delivered with more than 500 aircraft on order.