Why airlines no longer use rear-engine planes

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Which is better: an underwing-engine plane or a rear-engine one? Rear-engine planes have their benefits. They’re easier to manoeuvre in case of engine failure, they’re less likely to suck in foreign objects, and they allow for built-in airstairs. Although they were phased out because they’re less economical than underwing-engine planes, they may be key to incredibly fast flights; all supersonic (faster-than-sound) planes being designed today feature rear-mounted engines.
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