New trends in lightning protection of aircraft

Did you know that every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning more than once a year? According to ONERA, the French aerospace research center, an aircraft is struck by lightning every 1,000 flight hours. In most of the cases, lightning strikes are triggered by the aircraft itself. That is why lightning protection of aircraft is critical…

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How does aircraft lightning protection work?

Lightning strikes are an everyday occurrence on planet Earth: on average, lightning strikes occur 100 times every second throughout the whole world. Even though approximately 80% of those strikes are intra-cloud or cloud-to-cloud, i.e. lightning within the same cloud or between different clouds, they can still pose a risk to airborne objects, such as aircraft.…

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Innovators in aviation: #2 Paul Riemens

Innovation, as a state of mind, has always propelled Paul Riemens’ career, first in aviation and now in the drone industry. He is a visionary leader whose ability to connect people and ideas influenced the success of the organizations he has been involved in. Paul possesses a solid knowledge of the aviation rules, mostly from…

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Innovators in aviation: #1 Patrick Morcus

We see the world through a different lens. One of the perks is the chance to meet other individuals with the kind of spirit Mainblades embodies. In the next few weeks, we will be catching up with inspiring leaders on their approach to innovation in the aviation industry. Let their insights be your guide! Patrick…

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