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Consultancy, testing and analysis on the direct and indirect effects of lightning for regulatory requirements, on all stages of aircraft certification.

Operators of systems which are critical to safety need to know that these functions will not be jeopardised by lightning effects. Lightning damage may also lead to expensive downtime and repairs.


Cobham Antenna Systems staff have comprehensive experience in lightning protection through consultancy, testing and analysis for regulatory requirements, and advice on all stages of aircraft certification.


Application areas

  • Aircraft structures
  • Aircraft fuel systems
  • Avionics and electrical systems
  • Telecommunications and aerials (air and ground)
  • Wind turbine generators
  • Buildings, plant and networks



  • Lightning testing and certification
  • Design consultancy
  • Mobile test kit for whole aircraft or equipment testing at a customer site
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