Source: The Weekly of Business Aviation
By Molly McMillin
Inside the National Institute of Aviation Research in Wichita, engineers joke they “blow holes in stuff” as they test the indirect and direct effects of a lightning strike on an aircraft. But they do much more. NIAR aims to provide services that go beyond the lightning generators they designed and built.
“We’re looking at how can I really be of greater service that just a place to go get your panel struck by lightning,” said Paul Jonas, director of NIAR’s environmental test labratory and special programs. “Not only can we do the panels, but we can help you with your design, and we can help you with your test plans, and we can be there with you with guidance and counsel – something you dont get at a regular test house.” Read More: 2015-01-25 NIAR adds Lightning Labs