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Research Update: Delta Air Lines Inc. Pass-Through Certificates Assigned Preliminary 'A-' Rating Nov 10
Standard & Poors, November 2010
Delta Air Lines Inc. is issuing pass-through certificates, series 2010-2A, to refinance its existing owned planes. We consider the aircraft collateral to be of mixed quality; cross-collateralization and cross-default provisions enhance the likelihood of Delta continuing to pay on the certificates in any bankruptcy scenario. We are assigning our preliminary 'A-' rating to the class A certificates. Each aircraft's secured notes are cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted--a provision we believe increases the likelihood that Delta would affirm the notes (and thus continue to pay on the certificates) in bankruptcy. On Nov. 15, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its preliminary 'A-' rating to Atlanta, Ga.-based Delta Air Lines Inc.'s (Delta) series 2010-2 class A pass-through certificates, with an expected maturity of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Delta Air Lines Inc.,Natixis S.A.,Northwest Airlines Inc.,Bank of New York Mellon (The),Northwest Airlines Corp.
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Delta Air Lines Inc.,Natixis S.A.,Northwest Airlines Inc.,Bank of New York Mellon (The),Northwest Airlines Corp.