Executive A380 Version Announced

An executive version of the Airbus A380, currently the largest passenger airliner in service, was announced on May 22 at the European Business Aircraft Exhibition in Geneva. Intended as a head-of-state aircraft, the modified A380s are being offered by Geneva-based Sparfell & Partners and would have an interior by London-based Winch Design.

While the A380s that would be converted have not been identified, they are believed to be four early-production aircraft currently operated by Singapore Airlines that are approaching the end of their ten and 12- year leases.

A 2007 order from Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia for a VIP-configured A380 was cancelled in February 2016 before fabrication started. That has been the sole order placed for a VIP-configured A380.