Location on the airframe of an electrostatic discharger enables
them to serve a role as a lightning conductor and provide
protection against arcing for the surrounding aircraft
Static dischargers are replaceable and may be mounted on
supports that are attached to the aircraft structure in such a way
as to ensure adequate electrical contact.
Different types of static dischargers are used to alleviate
different problems on various types of aircraft. This means a small
general aviation aircraft flying at lower speeds will not use the
same type of device as a commercial airliner or business jet.
Cobham manufacture a range of static dischargers and bases for
all airborne applications.