KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Blackbird Capital II Aircraft Lease Limited

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to the Series A Notes and Series B Notes issued by Blackbird Capital II Aircraft Lease Limited and Blackbird Capital II Aircraft Lease US LLC, an aviation ABS transaction. This transaction is serviced by Air Lease Corporation and ALC Aircraft Limited.

Proceeds from the Notes will be used to acquire 18 aircraft (the “Portfolio”) on lease, or expected to be on lease, to 12 lessees located in 11 jurisdictions, including one A320-200 (3.4% by value) that is off-lease. Unless noted otherwise, all statistics put forth assume the three non-delivered assets are delivered in September 2021 or December 2021, and includes the off-lease aircraft. As of May 31, 2021, the Portfolio had a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 8.3 years, and a weighted average age of 2.9 years. The Portfolio has an initial value of approximately $989.3 million, based on the average of the half-life base values provided by three third-party appraisers as of March 2021, which were adjusted for maintenance conditions as of March 2021 by the third-party appraisers.

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Contacts

Analytical Contacts

Alan Greenblatt, Senior Director (Lead Analyst)
+1 (646) 731-2496
alan.greenblatt@kbra.com

Michael Lepri, Director
+1 (646) 731-3389
michael.lepri@kbra.com

Preston Boutwell, Senior Analyst
+1 (646) 731-2367
preston.boutwell@kbra.com

Cecil Smart Jr., Senior Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)
+1 (646) 731-2381
cecil.smart@kbra.com

Business Development Contact

Ted Burbage, Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-3325
ted.burbage@kbra.com