Manufacturer: Boeing

Model: unknown

Name: Sonic Shuttle

Type: Airliner


Status: Demonstrator

Country: United States of America

Service: Commercial

Designation: none


I was inspired to do a smaller scale derivative of Boeing's Sonic Cruiser airliner project, a business jet/long-distance commuter called the Sonic Shuttle.

To achieve this, the fuselage of the original design (see below right) was considerably shortened and I fitted windows from a Bombardier Global Express (that company was part of Boeing at the time of the Sonic Cruiserprogram). Hope you like it!

Viewers' comments:
  • This is a real interesting concept. It's too bad the original Sonic Cruiser was killed off by post 9-11 pressures on airlines. (ONI-Defense)
  • I love its nose, untrue ? (too bad, the World would be more pretty) And is there a single jet in the tail ? (for so many passengers ?) (Tophe)
  • Gorgeous stuff Stephane.  I've always liked the look of the Cruiser and this is just as nice. (Maverick)
  • Rule of Cool is in full effect. (SomeRandomMinion)
  • With those forward elevated canards as ears, almost reminds me of Sonic the hedgehog! Seriously though, this is a beauty of a whiff. If I were to model it, I might just flatten those intakes a bit, they don't say supersonic. The colors are perfect. (RussC)

My comments:

Well, I didn't change the colors of the aircraft at all. I just had to look for a cloudy background with a matching hue, and that is always quite a difficult exercise! (in this case the reflections on the aircraft do not really correspond to where the sun is supposed to be, but anyway...).