KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Sprite 2021-1 Limited and Sprite 2021-1 US LLC
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 5, 2021--
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA) assigns preliminary rating to two series of notes for Sprite 2021-1 Limited and Sprite 2021-1 US LLC (“Sprite 2021-1”), an aviation ABS transaction serviced by World Star Aviation (UK) Limited.
Proceeds from the Notes will be used to acquire a portfolio of 35 aircraft, one of which (MSN 3895) is an airframe only without any associated engines (the “Portfolio”), 19 of which are currently in the Sprite 2017-1 portfolio, on lease to 24 lessees located in 16 jurisdictions, including one 737-800 aircraft (2.8% by value) that is off-lease. As of August 31, 2021, the weighted average age of the Portfolio is approximately 12.7 years and the weighted average remaining term of the initial lease contracts is approximately 4.2 years. The Portfolio has an initial value of approximately $836.0 million, based on the average of the half-life base values provided by three third-party appraisers as of June 2021 for two appraisers and August 2021 for one appraiser, which were adjusted for maintenance conditions as of September 2021.
- Aviation ABS Global Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.
Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.
Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.
About KBRA Europe
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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