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    KBRA Affirms Regional 2021-1 A- Rating

    London, 24 April 2024

    Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), a market leading aircraft lessor and asset manager, focused solely on the regional aircraft sector, has announced that Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) affirmed the A- rating of Regional 2021-1 Limited (Regional 2021-1) ABS Series A loans. Regional 2021-1 is Falko’s inaugural aviation ABS transaction that closed in April 2021, issuing $255m of Series A loans secured exclusively by regional aircraft. As of the March 2024 payment date, the portfolio comprised of 39 assets; 25 regional jet aircraft and 14 turboprop aircraft, on lease to 10 lessees located in 10 countries.

    In April 2023, Regional 2021-1 was upgraded from BBB+ to A-, with KBRA citing the “collateral performance and overall performance of the transaction” as the reason for the upgrade. This was against a backdrop of downgrades of over 50 aviation ABS transactions by KBRA owing to performance issues connected to Covid-19 and the Russia/Ukraine conflict.

    About Falko

    Falko is the world’s largest asset manager and aircraft lessor focused solely on the regional aircraft leasing segment. Falko is one of the longest standing and largest managers of regional aircraft globally. Falko’s strategy is focused on growing its portfolio of funds and aircraft under management and the continued development of products and services in support of its aircraft lease management activity.

    Falko was formed in July 2011 through the purchase of BAE Systems Asset Management and its associated aircraft portfolio. Falko is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: CHR) and, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For further information about Falko, visit www.falko.com or follow us on LinkedIn.


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