A wide-body or Jumbo aircraft,
is a jet airliner with a typical fuselage diameter of 16 to 20 ft. The largest wide-body aircraft are over 20 ft wide and are able to accommodate most types of private luxury accommodations, like private bedroom suites, large living or entertainment suites, conference table & chairs arrangements, bathrooms with bathtubs, or practically any custom configurations desired by the owner of the aircraft.
Wide-body aircraft were originally designed
for a combination of efficiency and passenger comfort and to increase the amount of cargo space. Wide-body aircraft are also used for the transport of commercial freight and cargo and other special uses.
The biggest wide-body aircraft are known as jumbo jets
due to their very large size; like the Boeing 747 (“jumbo jet”), Airbus A380 (“superjumbo jet”), and upcoming Boeing 777X (“mini jumbo jet”). The phrase “jumbo jet” derives from a famous 19th. Century circus elephant named Jumbo.