About Dorsal Aircraft

Dorsal Aircraft Corporation (DAC) was formed to develop and commercialize the Dorsal Technology using Dorsal Intermodal Containers as part of the aircraft airframe. This greatly reduces labor and allows unlimited customization of the containers using all the various Dorsal airframes.

Our primary focus is the conversion of existing aircraft using existing, proven off-the-shelf technologies to transport Dorsal Intermodal containers at significantly lower costs of domestic and transoceanic air freight. We project savings of at least 60% over what is possible today with current air-freight infrastructure.

The company is currently working on its first external funding effort to convert two C-130 Hercules aircraft as a functional proof of concept system.

Company Chiefs
Elie Helou Jr.

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  • 20+ years in the aircraft industry
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Science (BS) Aeronautical Engineering, Class of '87
  • Entrepreneur, inventor, holder of 21 US patents with broad global business experience
  • Manages multi-disciplined teams from startups to commercialization across continents
  • Languages: English • Arabic • French

Bill Wagner
Board Advisor

  • President and Founder of Wagner Aeronautical Inc.
  • 30+ years in the aircraft industry
  • 24+ years converting large fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft
  • 2001 – 2006 Co-founding Partner and Executive Vice President of Precision Conversions, LLC, the world’s leading Boeing 757 passenger-to-cargo aircraft conversion company
  • Served as a member of the TOGAA (Technical Oversight Group Aging Aircraft) industry group for transport category helicopters.
  • FAA Structures DER (Designated Engineering Representative) with authorization in the areas of static, fatigue and fracture analysis.
  • www.wagneraero.com


Contact Information

Dorsal Aircraft Corporation
1027 Cindy Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013 USA
Tel:   +1-805-618-2535
Fax: +1-805-364-5934