Boeing New Large Airplane


The Boeing NLA, or New Large Airplane, was a 1990s concept for an all-new quadjet airliner in the 500+ seat market.[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, later focusing instead on the Boeing 747-500X and -600X, then 747X and 747X Stretch, and after that, the Boeing 747-8. The project names for this aircraft were NLA and Boeing 763-246C.[2]

Specifications (NLA, as designed)

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×)
Thrust (4×)

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer[3]

See also

Related development

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. ^ "Boeing's big question". 22 December 1999. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ 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.