Seems plausible. Commercial aerospace is on fire and will be for at least 5 more years. A $35 buyout of SPR seems reasonable because they wouldn't have to do much right to achieve that price without a buyout...they'd just have to avoid the one time writeoffs they'd been encountering. So far, neither side is denying the rumors.
Everything is possible, but this rumor is in the The Daily Mail . Akin to the N.Y. Post. Am I wrong? Denying , no ,but generic comment about not commenting on rumors is far away from confirming. I am a long time holder that would like to see my investment finally make me some money, but I've seen this rumor stuff many times before & one should expect today's gain might be tomorrow's loss.