Charging Aircraft Could Prevent Lightning Strikes Temporarily charging the exterior of an aircraft could significantly reduce the likelihood of a lightning strike that could damage the structure, particularly composites, and compromise its electronics, say researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Every commercial airliner is estimated to be struck by lightning at least once a year, and around 90% of strikes are likely triggered by the aircraft itself, says MIT. Aircraft ...


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