NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns senior unsecured ratings of BBB
with a Stable Outlook to the senior unsecured notes to be issued by
Avolon Holdings Funding Limited (“Avolon Holdings Funding”) and Park
Aerospace Holdings Limited (“Park Aerospace”). Both Avolon Holdings
Funding and Park Aerospace are direct wholly-owned subsidiaries of
Avolon Holdings Limited (“Avolon” or “the Company”), an aircraft leasing
company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The notes will have an
unsecured guarantee from Avolon. KBRA most recently affirmed the issuer
rating of BBB+ and a senior unsecured debt rating of BBB on August 8,
The notes will be jointly and severally guaranteed on a full and
unconditional senior unsecured basis by Avolon, Avolon Aerospace Leasing
Limited, Hong Kong Aviation Capital Limited, Park Aerospace Holdings
Limited, CIT Aerospace LLC, CIT Group Finance (Ireland), CIT Aviation
Finance III Ltd. and CIT Aerospace International (collectively, the
“Guarantors”). The notes rank equally in right of payment with any
existing and future senior indebtedness of the Issuer and Guarantors.
The notes rank senior to any existing and future subordinated
indebtedness of the Issuer and Guarantors and subordinated to all
existing and future secured indebtedness of the Issuer and Guarantors.
The notes rank structurally subordinated to all indebtedness and other
liabilities of Avolon’s subsidiaries that does not guarantee the notes.
Avolon intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes for
general corporate purposes, which could include the repayment of
KBRA’s most recent affirmation for Avolon can be found here.
The ratings are based on KBRA’s Global
Finance Company Rating Methodology, published November 28, 2017.
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Chui, Senior Director
Marjan Riggi, Senior Managing Director