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 A350 is not an exception. On this page, you will learn the ins and outs of lightning strike inspections performed on this aircraft type.
The development of the Airbus A350 was highly motivated by Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Currently Airbus’ largest widebody aircraft in production, the A350 first entered service with Qatar Airways in 2015.