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If the engine is placed above the body of the plane, the body acts as a shield that reflects or absorbs the noise going towards ground level, much the same way that a wall will muffle sound from an adjoining room

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Q: Why does an aircraft which has its engines above the fuselage produce less noise than one which has the engines below its body?
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Do jet engines airplanes have a critical engine?

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