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Global Warming To Compromise Aircraft Safety!

January 16, 2014

By Paul Homewood


h/t Steve







According to the CAA’s review of safety, page 156, they are concerned that global warming will lead to more lightning strikes on aircraft!






There is, naturally, no evidence that this is already happening. Simply that “they are anticipated”!

  1. Joe Public permalink
    January 16, 2014 11:58 am

    But if “Global Warming” does occur, fewer people from temperate climates will wish to holiday abroad for ‘better weather’, so fewer flights will be needed.

  2. January 16, 2014 2:16 pm

    1. This does date back from 2011
    2. They do correctly do a risk assessment. However they FAIL to cite evidence to their claim “CC will cause more lightening”
    The rule is if you can’t quote numbers then your statement is flakey
    3. Green Solution is clear, tax people MUCH more so they don’t fly as much.

  3. dave ward permalink
    January 16, 2014 2:47 pm

    “The combination of climate change and the future use of largely composite aircraft”

    There are hundreds of lightning strikes on conventional aluminium bodied airliners every year, mostly with little damage. But composites are an entirely different matter. Much of the development costs of Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner” will have been spent on this crucially important aspect. Are the CAA really more concerned about composites than “Climate Change”, but don’t want to publicly admit it, and so find it easier to just lump the two together?

  4. mkelly permalink
    January 16, 2014 3:07 pm

    What is this “evidence” they speak of?

  5. Justa Joe permalink
    January 16, 2014 5:45 pm

    It’s pretty clear that the administration has put out a directive that Glow Bull Warming muust be emphasized as a threat by every department of the Federal Gov… or else.

  6. Brian H permalink
    January 17, 2014 5:13 am

    If the charge aloft builds up, it’s going to ground itself, aircraft or no aircraft. In the aggregate, they’re irrelevant.

  7. Sam Pyeatte permalink
    January 17, 2014 4:20 pm

    Chicken Little is alive and well. Commercial aircraft are designed to handle lightning strikes.

  8. David permalink
    January 17, 2014 7:17 pm

    Not saying this or that’s more likely, but I work in the aviation industry and have personal experience with CAA safety auditors.

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least.

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