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 A380 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 A380 started in the 1980s, but it only entered service on October 15th, 2007, with Singapore Airlines. Despite its challenges, it is the largest commercial aircraft ever built with a maximum passenger capacity of 853.