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Grounding and Bonding in Aircraft

Grounding and Bonding in Aircraft QwikConnect Library

This Special Edition of QwikConnect Explores the Important Topics of Grounding and Bonding in Aircraft
Glenair QwikConnect MagazineJuly 2023Volume 27Number 3

Bonding refers to the practice of electrically connecting various metallic components within an aircraft to minimize differences in electrical potential and prevent the buildup of static electricity. Bonding ensures electrical continuity and equalizes the electrical potential among and between different metallic components. It eliminates potential differences that could cause electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical arcing, and ultimately electromagnetic interference.