Boeing is preparing to expand a San Francisco trial of the tailored arrival procedures that are expected to benefit airlines and FAA by improving the accuracy and efficiency of airport approaches. The first phase of the trial -- which ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 6 -- used United Boeing 777s arriving from oceanic routes. The second phase is due to begin in late October and will involve more flights by more airlines, including both 777 and 747 flights, said Rob Mead, Boeing Phantom Works ...

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