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Faidor 728 / ERJ175 / Tu334  
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Hi there!

Quick question: Most small regional jets have rear-mounted engines. Now the new generations of mid-sized to big regional jets seem to prefer the conventional underwing option. With the exception of the Tu334 (and, even though it's significantly bigger, the 717). So why did the manufacturers choose these configurations in each case? Is it for cheaper maintenance? Or are there any significant aerodynamic advantages in this size category?

Isn't the rear-mounted engine easier to achieve for a small jet (requiring less landing gear length and ground clearance, ergo less space inside the fuselage)?

Thanks for any suggestions



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

To my best knowledge the main reson behind that was the easier access for maintenance.


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