Mr. Dornier is the grandson of the German Aviation Pioneer, Dr. Claude Dornier. A consummate entrepreneur, engaged in business-development, aircraft engineering, fashion and watch development. Born on January 1, 1959 in Friedrichshafen where he grew up as one of 6 children of Silvius Julius Dornier the son of Claudius Dornier and Esther Maria Dornier. After Gymnasium in Friedrichshafen he joined the boarding school Werkschulheim Felbertal and later the College Ecole De’Humanite in Switzerland. He also holds a black smith degree and a Master degree of Biological Dynamic Agriculture, where he then later continued his career as a fashion Photographer before he started his engineering company in Germany.
Aside his aircraft engineering business developments activities he is a US flight instructor, and Airline Transport Pilot and Aviation Consultant. He co-founded South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR, Inc.) with his Friend Nickos Gitsis in the Year 1995 where he handled strategic planning, a 145 Maintenance Facility, and acted as the Director of Operations for South East Asian Airlines handling all technical engineering as well as coordinating with the local CAA and acting as a check pilot for the airline.
In the year 2004, Iren Dornier conducted a World Tour with the only flying Amphibian Dornier-24 from 1944 in cooperation with UNICEF to promote awareness and motivate the youth to follow their dreams. As an author, he published a book about his World Tour “Log Book of Dreams” where over 10,000 units were sold in the year 2007 in Germany.
His business interests expand globally however his main companies are located in the Philippines and in Germany. Some of his companies are: Dornier Technologie GmbH. for Aircraft, Test Rigs and Component Engineering (now owned by Buhler Motor GmbH); Dornier Aviation GmbH for Aircraft Manufacturing; Dornier No Limits GmbH for handling of aviation property; Dornier Timepieces for Watch Manufacturing; Dornier Consulting for Aviation Consultancy; South East Asian Airlines Inc. International for Airline; Aviation Enterprises for Aircraft Leasing; Sun Estates Inc. for Real Estate Developments; Dornier Technology Inc Philippines for Maintenance Facility; Helicon Inc. for Call Center; and Dornier Fashion Inc. Malaysia for Fashion Development.
Currently, he is developing a series of modern technology amphibious seaplanes and patented aircraft conversion Kits for high wing aircraft, which will be EASA certified, and he works Globally as an Aviation Consultant.