It's not a rumor. Germania officially confirmed last week, what LGA 777 said in his post. All major German newspapers carried the story last week. Good news for US? I doubt it. Germania's CEO said in an interview that the purchase price was so incredibly low that he wouldn't even care, if some of them had to be parked for a while to avoid overcapacity. For the time being, they plan to operate 10 themselves and lease the remaining seven to various East European carriers.