Boeing New Large Airplane

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The Boeing NLA, or New Large Airplane, was a 1990s concept for an all-new airliner in the 500+ seat market, with 4 engines.[1] Somewhat larger than the 747, this aircraft was similar in concept to the McDonnell Douglas MD-12 and later Airbus A380. In 1993, Boeing chose not to pursue development of this concept, focusing instead on updates to the 747. The project names for this aircraft was NLA and Boeing 763-246C.

Specifications (NLA, as designed)[edit]

Cockpit crew Two
Seating capacity 606 ( (E, B, F)3-class)
Length overall 244 ft 4 in (74.47 m)
Wingspan 260 ft 0 in (79.25 m)
Height 77 ft 8 in (23.67 m)
Maximum take-off weight
Range at design load 7,800 nmi (14,400 km; 8,980 mi)
Engines (4 x)
Thrust (4 x)

Source: Seattle PI[2]

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ Norris, Guy; Mark Wagner (2005). Airbus A380: Superjumbo of the 21st Century. Zenith Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7603-2218-5. 
  2. ^ West, Karen (21 November 1994). "It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's Too Big to be a Plane; Makers Plan the Big One But Aren't Sure It'll Be Built". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.