Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company (NAC or the Company) has successfully exited from the Chapter 11 restructuring process, having received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization from the Bankruptcy Court on April 19, 2022. The Company emerges well-positioned for the future having eliminated nearly US$4.1 billion of debt, while significantly enhancing its liquidity, with access to approximately US$537 million in additional capital to fund operations and growth opportunities.
Since September 2021, NAC has focused on four key strategic initiatives, including right sizing the balance sheet, driving organisational change, stabilising the portfolio and pivoting towards growth. Progress has been made across all initiatives and the Company is on track for recovery and growth, supporting its aim to remain the global leader in regional aircraft leasing and expand into adjacent single-aisle areas by leveraging its world-class asset management platform.
As outlined in NAC’s Plan of Reorganization, NAC has appointed a new board of directors effective immediately. The board will be led by Chairman Klaus Heinemann and President & CEO Norman C.T. Liu with the support of non-executive directors Justin Bickle, Patrick Blaney, Martin Cooke, Paul O’Donnell, Catherine Duffy and Dermot Mannion.
The exit follows recent rating announcements for the Company. S&P assigned Issuer Credit Ratings of ‘B’ to Nordic Aviation Capital DAC and Nordic Aviation Capital 29 and a ‘B’ issue-level rating to Nordic Aviation Capital 29 Senior Secured Notes and Senior Secured Term Loan B, with a stable outlook. Moody’s assigned a Corporate-Family Rating of ‘B2’ to Nordic Aviation Capital DAC and a ‘B2’ issue-level rating to Nordic Aviation Capital 29 Senior Secured Notes and Senior Secured Term Loan B, with a stable outlook.