Continental Airlines this afternoon sold $892.14 million of passthrough certificates through a deal called Continental Airlines 2012-1 EETC.
For the Securities and Exchange Commission filing related to the deal, please click here.
The offering will be divided into two classes: a Class A worth $753.04 million and a Class B worth $139.10 million.
The proceeds from the offering will be used by the airline company to buy 21 aircraft that include four new Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliner” and 14 new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered in 2012.
The funds willl also be used to refinance three Boeing 737-900ER aircraft delivered new to Continental in 2009 and currently financed under bank mortgage loans. The 18 new aircraft will be chosen from a list of 24 aircraft set to be delivered in 2012.
The joint structuring agents and lead bookrunners on this transaction are Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
In terms of other securitized transactions, DRI Capital is also marketing a drug royalty deal worth $195 million of fixed- and floating-rate secured notes.
The Series 2012-1 offering is backed by royalty revenue from 18 royalty streams on 14 patent-protected drugs and technologies, according to a presale report from Standard & Poor's.
Meanwhile, General Electric Capital Corp. is also going to issue an offering under its GE Equipment Transportation LLC, Series 2012-1.
The deal will be sized at $716.5 million, according to ASR's story on the deal published yesterday.
Santander Consumer USA is set to issue Santander Drive Auto Receivables Trust 2012-2. JPMorgan Securities, Deustche Bank Securities and Wells Fargo Securities are the lead underwriters on the deal.
Barclays Capital and Santander are co-managers with respect to the deal's class A notes. For the SEC filing related to the offering, click here.
Other deals circulating in the market include an $800 million equipment ABS from CNH, a $226 million structured settlement from JG Wentworth, and a Wyndham Worldwide $250 million timeshare securitization, according to Bloomberg.