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Jet Engines

How are Jet Engines in passenger aircraft fixed?

MMDE: Jet engines fully underneath the wings

Current: Jet engines forward of the wings

People have noticed something odd about the placement of the engines on passenger jet aircraft.

They remember them being fully undermneath the wings, but are suprised to see today they are forward of them, and have been for many years. 

This needs some explanation, because in earlier designs different positions were being tried out, so indeed some would be directly under the wings, and even some above them, for example. There's a detailed discussion on Reddit where various knowledgeable engineers, etc explain the variants of the aircraft over time, but still the feeling amongst some is the new position is a surprise.

A matter of perspective?

One argument is that the engines have been placed in front of the wings for decades but people don't look closely enough, and unless you look at them from the side directly, for example the front, or more commonly from an angle as they fly overhead, it's not immediately clear how they are placed.