Accession Number : AD0778555

Title :   Guidelines for Lightning Protection of General Aviation Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PITTSFIELD MASS HIGH VOLTAGE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Plumer,John A.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Typical design features of light aircraft were evaluated to determine their possible vulnerability to lightning and develop design guidelines for protective measures. From these evaluations and other related state-of-the-art technology, a set of engineering guidelines have been formulated to assist designers in making use of this technology to provide lightning protection for general aviation aircraft. This report presents these guidelines. The results of the experimental studies on which they are based are presented in a companion report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft, *Lightning, Protective equipment, Aviation safety, Experimental design, Fuel tanks, Vulnerability

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE