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 A330 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 in 1992, the Airbus A330 stood out for being the largest twin-engine aircraft ever built until it got surpassed by the Boeing 777. The aircraft first entered service with Air Inter on March 12th, 1994.