DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA) assigned preliminary
ratings to three series of notes (the “Notes”) issued by Pioneer
Aircraft Finance Limited (“Pioneer Cayman”) and Pioneer Aircraft Finance
LLC (“Pioneer USA”, and, together with Pioneer Cayman, “Pioneer”, or
The transaction is serviced by Goshawk Management (Ireland) Limited
(“Goshawk”, the “Servicer” or the “Company”). KBRA notes that certain
entities affiliated with Goshawk will collectively acquire a minority
portion (10%) of the equity.
Goshawk, founded in 2013, is a full-service aircraft lessor with an
experienced management team. Goshawk is based in Dublin, Ireland and has
approximately 90 full-time employees.
Proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be used to acquire 18 aircraft
(the “Portfolio”) on lease to 18 lessees located in 15 countries. The
initial weighted average aircraft age of the Portfolio is approximately
5.3 years with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately
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