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  • noun Plural form of flameout.


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  • But since the FAA issued its last safety directive in 2007, according to the agency, airliners with versions of GE's CF6-80 engines have experienced 14 instances of so-called flameouts, or sudden shutdowns of one or two engines without any pilot actions.

    FAA to Act on Engine Shutdowns Andy Pasztor 2011

  • Since 2002, however, internal ice has been blamed for at least 14 instances of dual-engine shutdowns, called "flameouts," and several times that many single-engine outages.

    Airline Regulators Grapple 2008

  • Celebrity flameouts are great for the tabloids, tell-all television and YouTube.

    Lessons From Celebrity Messes James B. Stewart 2011

  • But this has been a race so full of surprises, spectacular flameouts and now an alleged assassination attempt that no one is writing the final script just yet.

    Niall O'Dowd: The Irish Presidential Race Becomes a Gripping Soap Opera Niall O'Dowd 2011

  • With that grit and patience and understanding of greatness required to reach that star level, conversely, the meteoritic rise and atmospheric flameouts of Hollywood one-hit wonders mimics the dangers of untethered space travel.

    Daniel Radcliffe Talks Quitting Drinking Alcohol, Beating 'Child Star' Label 2011

  • Among the biggest flameouts: A 42-story tower backed by Korean investors known as Gold Tower 42 that stopped construction when it reached just above 30 stories.

    Cambodia's Developers Again Aim at Stars Patrick Barta 2012

  • Cohesion, belief and consistency are intangibles that have eluded America's Team in three consecutive late-season flameouts.

    With T.O. gone, time for Tony Romo to shine for Cowboys 2009

  • Canadian prosecutors dropped four of seven fraud-related charges against three former Nortel Networks Corp. executives Thursday, ahead of a criminal trial for the men set to begin next week that will mark one of the final legal chapters in one of the country's biggest corporate flameouts.

    Former Nortel Officials Set for Fraud Trial Ben Dummett 2012

  • Faw doesn't necessarily back up the burn-out rate with numbers, but she does offer some compelling stats that link these "early career flameouts" with women's declining presence on the upper reaches of the corporate ladder:

    Barbara & Shannon Kelley: Are We Burning Out Or Getting Real? Barbara 2011

  • Since then, he said, there have been temporary midair stoppages of GE engines on only a few flights, but some experienced multiple flameouts on the same trip.

    FAA to Act on Engine Shutdowns Andy Pasztor 2011


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