Before making the 787, Boeing launched a project for a high-speed delta-wing jet capable of Mach 0.98. Key Aero reveals the story of the Sonic Cruiser, which ended up being dropped in favour of the Dreamliner
As the world entered a new millennium, ambition was high in the aviation industry as companies began launching bold and impressive projects.
In Europe, Airbus went big and unveiled its A380 to much fanfare from the industry. Shortly after its rival’s launch, across the pond Boeing revealed its Sonic Cruiser on March 29, 2001.