Cargo Aircraft Uses Containers as Structure The dream of moving intermodal shipping containers by air, as well as land and sea, is a long-held one for aviation. But even empty, standard ISO containers are heavy, and that dead weight significantly reduces the payload of any cargo aircraft big enough to carry them. U.S. startup Dorsal Aircraft has an unusual solution to the problem: make the containers an integral part of the aircraft’s structure. The company’s concept is an ...


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