London - The future of the five Singapore Airlines A380 is still uncertain. Nevertheless, there are operators who seem interested in these A380s. One of them is British Airways.

"We are negotiating with various airlines, including BA and HiFly," says Head of Communications Ulrike Germann at Dr. Peters Group, the owner of the SIA A3380s of which leasing terms are to expire.

The ownership of the five A380 is distributed to 12,000 investors, according to Dr. Peters Group and the company is confident of finding a profitable use for the five A380s.

The preferred solution for Dr. Peters Group is a connection lease. British Airways has been considering to get five to six used A380s into its fleet since early 2016. First talks with Dr. Peters Group on a possible lease for the five A380, which have flown for Singapore Airlines, date back to that time.

Currently, British Airways doesn't comment on the negotiations. "We do not comment on speculation or rumors," said airline's communications department on a request by a German aviation portal (aero.de)
British Airways is part of the IAG Group and completed the addition of the 12th brand new A380 to its fleet in the summer of 2016. Used A380 with favorable leasing conditions could also be considered for the group's subsidiaries Iberia or Aer Lingus, said IAG CEO, Willie Walsh.

The ownership of the five A380 is distributed to 12,000 investors, according to Dr. Peters Group and the company is confident of finding a profitable use for the five A380s.

The first A380 has already been parked at Tarbes airport near Lourdes in the Pyrenees. Rolls Royce rented the engines of the parked Superjumbo. The Trent 900 engines will be available for A380 operators whose aircraft engines are being temporarily removed for maintenance.