UPS Airlines, which furloughed 54 pilots in May (ATW Daily News, May 21) and had planned to furlough a total of 300 flight deck crew by year's end, said Friday it will reduce the number of furloughs this year by 70 to 230. "There continues to be mixed economic signals and we believe that the recovery will be gradual," said UPS spokesperson Mike Mangeot. But the reduction in pilot cuts is possible owing to "our improving economic conditions as reported in our ...

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