Every day hundreds of passenger planes take off into the sky. They are ready to deliver people with luggage anywhere in the world. At the same time, aircrafts are regularly exposed to lightning strikes. How to protect aircrafts from lightning and how dangerous lightning is? What determines the probability of a lightning strike into an aircraft? How to register a thunderstorm danger and avoid the direct impact of lightning? You will find answers to these and many other questions in the field of lightning protection of aircrafts in the new article by Professor Eduard Meerovich Bazelyan - "Lightning protection of aircrafts".
In his article, Eduard Meerovitch tells that lightning attraction by the aircrafts does not always depend on the presence of storm clouds in the sky, flying machines are capable of producing lightning discharges on their surface. The main danger from lightning currents are electromagnetic interferences and electrification, with which electrostatic dischargers struggle. Aircrafts are posed very high demands, all aircrafts are tested for lightning resistance, because the consequences of the impact of current and electromagnetic field are pathetic. To prevent accidental and catastrophic situations, a number of protective measures should be carried out. For more information read our publication.