Fitch rates DAE at BBB- with a Stable Outlook

Thursday 18 July 2019
Dubai - MENA Herald:

 Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced that Fitch Ratings had assigned the following ratings to DAE:

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd

Long-term IDR: ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable

Senior secured Long-Term Rating: ‘BBB’

DAE Funding LLC

Long-term IDR: ‘BBB-‘; Outlook  Stable

Senior Unsecured Long-Term Rating: ‘BBB-’

The full press release issued by Fitch Ratings can be found here.

Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE commented: “Over the last 23 months since the closing of the acquisition of AWAS, we have worked diligently to strengthen our franchise and transform our credit metrics to position the Company to be perceived and rated as an investment grade company. Today, our market leading position as a Top 10 lessor combined with consistent profitability, strong capital and robust liquidity have earned us this recognition from Fitch. We remain committed to obtaining an investment grade rating from all credit rating agencies that currently rate DAE to support our ambitious growth plans.”

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