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.

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.