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 Airbus A320 is not an exception. On this page, you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The Airbus A320 was developed to compete with the Boeing 737. Since first entered service with Air France on April 18th, 1988, more than 9,000 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. It is still the most versatile aircraft type ever built.