Re: What really is a 'Jumbo'?

From:         johnd@en.com (John Dill)
Date:         13 Apr 95 10:46:53 
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>I've always held the opinion that only 747s are Jumbos; but I have read 
>several articles in which other wide-body passenger jets (such as the 
>A300, 767, etc.) are referred to as "jumbo jets".  Anyone have any 
>insightful comments on this?

The only real distinction is gross take-off weight. If an aircraft
is capable of a GTW of 300,000 # it is considered a "heavy". 
The term "jumbo" is not exact...and not used by ATC anymore.
John Dill