Long-haul wet-lease specialist Hi Fly is looking at acquiring two Airbus A380s from German asset manager Dr Peters, FlightGlobal understands.
The Portugese carrier recently revealed that it was in discussions to introduce a pair of Airbus A380s next year.
Hi Fly told FlightGlobal at the time that the acquisition of the aircraft was "subject to successful negotiations and permits". The Lisbon-based airline added that it expected to introduce two A380s to its fleet in 2018.
Dr Peters has four Airbus A380s due to return from lessee Singapore Airlines.
MSN 003 is scheduled to be the first to come back, in October this year, followed by MSN 005 in January 2018, Flight Fleets Analyzer indicates.
Given the A380's uncertain secondary-market prospects, Dr Peters had been considering teardown of one or two of these A380s, FlightGlobal understands.
Some valuations suggest that an A380 parted out may be worth as little as $30 million, with a ceiling of roughly $50 million if the asset is at half-life, a source suggests.
Hi Fly and Dr Peters both declined to comment.