Indenture And Security Agreement

TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT [ ] Dated as of [ ], 20[ ] Among US AIRWAYS, INC., Owner WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Securities Intermediary and WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, Not in Its Individual Capacity, Except as Expressly Stated ...

Exhibit 4.14

EXHIBIT C TO NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

 

TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT [            ]

Dated as of [            ], 20[    ]

Among

US AIRWAYS, INC.,

Owner

WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

Securities Intermediary

and

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,

not in its individual capacity,

except as expressly stated herein,

but solely as Indenture Trustee,

Indenture Trustee

 

 

EQUIPMENT NOTES COVERING

ONE AIRBUS A3[    ]-2[    ] AIRCRAFT

BEARING U.S. REGISTRATION MARK N[            ]

AND MANUFACTURER’S SERIAL NO. [            ]

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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GRANTING CLAUSE

     1   

ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS

     4   

ARTICLE II THE EQUIPMENT NOTES

     4   

SECTION 2.01. Form of Equipment Notes

     4   

SECTION 2.02. Issuance and Terms of Equipment Notes

     10   

SECTION 2.03. Method of Payment

     12   

SECTION 2.04. Application of Payments

     14   

SECTION 2.05. Termination of Interest in Collateral

     15   

SECTION 2.06. Registration Transfer and Exchange of Equipment Notes

     15   

SECTION 2.07. Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Equipment Notes

     16   

SECTION 2.08. Payment of Expenses on Transfer; Cancellation

     17   

SECTION 2.09. Mandatory Redemptions of Equipment Notes

     17   

SECTION 2.10. Optional Redemptions of Equipment Notes

     17   

SECTION 2.11. Redemptions; Notice of Redemption

     18   

SECTION 2.12. Subordination

     19   

ARTICLE III RECEIPT, DISTRIBUTION AND APPLICATION OF PAYMENTS

     20   

SECTION 3.01. Basic Distributions

     20   

SECTION 3.02. Event of Loss; Replacement; Optional Redemption

     20   

SECTION 3.03. Payments After Event of Default

     22   

SECTION 3.04. Certain Payments

     24   

SECTION 3.05. Other Payments

     25   

SECTION 3.06. Cooperation

     25   

SECTION 3.07. Securities Account

     25   

ARTICLE IV COVENANTS OF THE OWNER

     26   

SECTION 4.01. Liens

     26   

SECTION 4.02. Possession, Operation and Use, Maintenance, Registration and Markings

     26   

SECTION 4.03. Inspection

     32   

SECTION 4.04. Replacement and Pooling of Parts, Alterations, Modifications and Additions; Substitution of Engines

     32   

SECTION 4.05. Loss, Destruction or Requisition

     37   

SECTION 4.06. Insurance

     41   

SECTION 4.07. Merger of Owner

     42   

ARTICLE V EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES OF INDENTURE TRUSTEE

     43   

SECTION 5.01. Event of Default

     43   

SECTION 5.02. Remedies

     44   

SECTION 5.03. Return of Aircraft, Etc.

     46   

SECTION 5.04. Remedies Cumulative

     47   

SECTION 5.05. Discontinuance of Proceedings

     47   

SECTION 5.06. Waiver of Past Defaults

     47   

SECTION 5.07. Appointment of Receiver

     47   

SECTION 5.08. Indenture Trustee Authorized to Execute Bills of Sale, Etc.

     48   

SECTION 5.09. Rights of Note Holders to Receive Payment

     48   


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ARTICLE VI DUTIES OF THE INDENTURE TRUSTEE

     48   

SECTION 6.01. Notice of Event of Default

     48   

SECTION 6.02. Action Upon Instructions; Certain Rights and Limitations

     49   

SECTION 6.03. Indemnification

     49   

SECTION 6.04. No Duties Except as Specified in Trust Indenture or Instructions

     50   

SECTION 6.05. No Action Except Under Trust Indenture or Instructions

     50   

SECTION 6.06. Investment of Amounts Held by Indenture Trustee

     50   

ARTICLE VII THE INDENTURE TRUSTEE

     51   

SECTION 7.01. Acceptance of Trusts and Duties

     51   

SECTION 7.02. Absence of Duties

     51   

SECTION 7.03. No Representations or Warranties as to Aircraft or Documents

     51   

SECTION 7.04. No Segregation of Monies; No Interest

     52   

SECTION 7.05. Reliance; Agreements; Advice of Counsel

     52   

SECTION 7.06. Compensation

     53   

SECTION 7.07. Instructions from Note Holders

     53   

ARTICLE VIII SUCCESSOR SECURITIES INTERMEDIARY

     53   

SECTION 8.01. Resignation of Securities Intermediary; Appointment of Successor

     53   

ARTICLE IX SUCCESSOR AND SEPARATE TRUSTEES

     55   

SECTION 9.01. Resignation of Indenture Trustee; Appointment of Successor

     55   

SECTION 9.02. Appointment of Additional and Separate Trustees

     56   

ARTICLE X SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS TO THIS TRUST INDENTURE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

     57   

SECTION 10.01. Instructions of Majority; Limitations

     57   

SECTION 10.02. Indenture Trustee Protected

     59   

SECTION 10.03. Documents Mailed to Note Holders

     59   

SECTION 10.04. No Request Necessary for Trust Indenture Supplement

     59   

SECTION 10.05. No Consent of Securities Intermediary Required

     59   

ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS

     60   

SECTION 11.01. Termination of Trust Indenture

     60   

SECTION 11.02. No Legal Title to Collateral in Note Holders

     60   

SECTION 11.03. Sale of Aircraft by Indenture Trustee Is Binding

     60   

SECTION 11.04. Trust Indenture for Benefit of Owner, Indenture Trustee, Note Holders and the other Indenture Indemnitees

     60   

SECTION 11.05. Notices

     61   

SECTION 11.06. Severability

     61   

SECTION 11.07. No Oral Modification or Continuing Waivers

     61   

SECTION 11.08. Successors and Assigns

     62   

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SECTION 11.09. Headings

     62   

SECTION 11.10. Normal Commercial Relations

     62   

SECTION 11.11. Governing Law; Counterpart Form

     62   

SECTION 11.12. Voting By Note Holders

     62   

SECTION 11.13. Bankruptcy

     62   

 

ANNEX A

   Definitions

ANNEX B

   Insurance

EXHIBIT A

   Form of Trust Indenture and Security Agreement Supplement

SCHEDULE I

   Equipment Notes Amortization and Interest Rates

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TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT [            ]

TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT [            ], dated as of [                    ], 20[        ] (this “Trust Indenture”), between US AIRWAYS, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Owner”), WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national association, as Securities Intermediary hereunder (together with its successors hereunder, the “Securities Intermediary”), and WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, a Delaware trust company, not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated herein, but solely as Indenture Trustee hereunder (together with its successors hereunder, the “Indenture Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, all capitalized terms used herein shall have the respective meanings set forth or referred to in Article I hereof;

WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire by this Trust Indenture, among other things, (i) to provide for the issuance by the Owner of the Series of Equipment Notes specified on Schedule I hereto, and the possible issuance of Series C Equipment Notes, and (ii) to provide for the assignment, mortgage and pledge by the Owner to the Indenture Trustee, as part of the Collateral hereunder, among other things, of all of the Owner’s right, title and interest in and to the Aircraft and, except as hereinafter expressly provided, all payments and other amounts received hereunder in accordance with the terms hereof, as security for, among other things, the Owner’s obligations to the Note Holders and the Indenture Indemnitees;

WHEREAS, all things have been done to make the Equipment Notes of the Series listed on Schedule I hereto, when executed by the Owner and authenticated and delivered by the Indenture Trustee hereunder, the valid, binding and enforceable obligations of the Owner; and

WHEREAS, all things necessary to make this Trust Indenture the valid, binding and legal obligation of the Owner for the uses and purposes herein set forth, in accordance with its terms, have been done and performed and have happened;

GRANTING CLAUSE

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT WITNESSETH, that, to secure the prompt payment of the Original Amount of, interest on, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and all other amounts due with respect to, all Equipment Notes from time to time outstanding hereunder according to their tenor and effect and to secure the performance and observance by the Owner of all the agreements, covenants and provisions contained herein and in the Participation Agreement and in the Equipment Notes and to secure the Related Secured Obligations and the performance and observance by the Owner of all agreements, covenants and provisions contained in the Related Equipment Notes, for the benefit of the Note Holders and each of the Indenture Indemnitees, and in consideration of the premises and of the covenants herein contained, and of the acceptance of the Equipment Notes and the Related Equipment Notes by the holders thereof, and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy whereof are hereby acknowledged, the Owner has granted, bargained, sold, assigned, transferred, conveyed, mortgaged, pledged and confirmed, and does hereby grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer, convey, mortgage, pledge and confirm, unto


the Indenture Trustee, its successors in trust and assigns, for the security and benefit of, the Note Holders and each of the Indenture Indemnitees, a first priority security interest and, in the case of the Airframe and Engines, an International Interest in and mortgage lien on all right, title and interest of the Owner in, to and under the following described property, rights and privileges, whether now or hereafter acquired (which, collectively, together with all property hereafter specifically subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture by the terms hereof or any supplement hereto, are included within, and are referred to as, the “Collateral”), to wit:

(1) The Airframe which is one Airbus [            ] aircraft with the FAA Registration number of N[            ] and the manufacturer’s serial number of [            ] and two Engines, each of which Engines is a [                        ] jet propulsion aircraft engine with at least 1750 lb. of thrust, with the manufacturer’s serial numbers of [            ] and [            ] (such Airframe and Engines more particularly described in the Trust Indenture Supplement executed and delivered as provided herein) as the same is now and will hereafter be constituted, whether now owned by the Owner or hereafter acquired, and in the case of such Engines, whether or not any such Engine shall be installed in or attached to the Airframe or any other airframe, together with (a) all Parts of whatever nature, which are from time to time included within the definitions of “Airframe” or “Engines”, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, including all substitutions, renewals and replacements of and additions, improvements, accessions and accumulations to the Airframe and Engines (other than additions, improvements, accessions and accumulations which constitute appliances, parts, instruments, appurtenances, accessories, furnishings or other equipment excluded from the definition of Parts) and (b) all Aircraft Documents;

(2) The Airframe Warranties, the Engine Warranties, the Consent and Agreement, the Engine Consent and Agreement and the Bills of Sale to the extent the same relate to continuing rights of the Owner in respect of any warranty, indemnity or agreement, express or implied, as to title, materials, workmanship, design or patent infringement or related matters with respect to the Airframe or the Engines (reserving to the Owner, however, all of the Owner’s other rights and interest in and to the Purchase Agreement) together with all rights, powers, privileges, options and other benefits of the Owner thereunder (subject to such reservation) with respect to the Airframe or the Engines, including, without limitation, the right to make all waivers and agreements, to give and receive all notices and other instruments or communications, to take such action upon the occurrence of a default thereunder, including the commencement, conduct and consummation of legal, administrative or other proceedings, as shall be permitted thereby or by law, and to do any and all other things which the Owner is or may be entitled to do thereunder (subject to such reservation), subject, with respect to the Airframe Warranties and the Engine Warranties, to the terms and conditions of the Consent and Agreement and the Engine Consent and Agreement, as applicable;

(3) All proceeds with respect to the requisition of title to or use of the Aircraft or any Engine by any Government Entity or from the sale or other disposition of the Aircraft, the Airframe, any Engine or other property described in any of these Granting Clauses by the Indenture Trustee pursuant to the terms of this Trust Indenture, and all insurance proceeds with respect to the Aircraft, the Airframe, any Engine or any part thereof, but excluding any insurance maintained by the Owner and not required under Section 4.06;

 

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(4) All rents, revenues and other proceeds collected by the Indenture Trustee pursuant to paragraph (iv) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 and Section 5.03(b) and all monies and securities from time to time deposited or required to be deposited with the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary by or for the account of the Owner pursuant to any terms of this Trust Indenture held or required to be held by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary hereunder, including the Securities Account and all monies and securities deposited into the Securities Account; and

(5) All proceeds of the foregoing.

PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (a) the Indenture Trustee shall not take or cause to be taken any action contrary to the Owner’s right hereunder to quiet enjoyment of the Airframe and Engines, and to possess, use, retain and control the Airframe and Engines and all revenues, income and profits derived therefrom, and (b) the Owner shall have the right, to the exclusion of the Indenture Trustee, with respect to the Indenture Agreements, to exercise in the Owner’s name all rights and powers of the Owner under the Indenture Agreements (other than to amend, modify or waive any of the warranties or indemnities contained therein, except in the exercise of the Owner’s reasonable business judgment) and to retain any recovery or benefit resulting from the enforcement of any warranty or indemnity under the Indenture Agreements; and provided further that, notwithstanding the occurrence or continuation of an Event of Default, the Indenture Trustee shall not enter into any amendment of any Indenture Agreement which would increase the obligations of the Owner thereunder.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the aforesaid property unto the Indenture Trustee, and its successors and assigns, in trust for the equal and proportionate benefit and security of the Note Holders and the Indenture Indemnitees, except as provided in Section 2.12 and Article III hereof, without any preference, distinction or priority of any one Equipment Note over any other, or any Related Equipment Note over any other, by reason of priority of time of issue, sale, negotiation, date of maturity thereof or otherwise for any reason whatsoever, and for the uses and purposes and in all cases and as to all property specified in clauses (1) through (5) inclusive above, subject to the terms and provisions set forth in this Trust Indenture.

It is expressly agreed that anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, the Owner shall remain liable under the Indenture Agreements to perform all of the obligations assumed by it thereunder, except to the extent prohibited or excluded from doing so pursuant to the terms and provisions thereof, and the Indenture Trustee, the Note Holders and the Indenture Indemnitees shall have no obligation or liability under the Indenture Agreements by reason of or arising out of the assignment hereunder, nor shall the Indenture Trustee, the Note Holders or the Indenture Indemnitees be required or obligated in any manner to perform or fulfill any obligations of the Owner under or pursuant to the Indenture Agreements, or, except as herein expressly provided, to make any payment, or to make any inquiry as to the nature or sufficiency of any payment received by it, or present or file any claim, or take any action to collect or enforce the payment of any amounts which may have been assigned to it or to which it may be entitled at any time or times.

 

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The Owner does hereby constitute the Indenture Trustee the true and lawful attorney of the Owner, irrevocably, granted for good and valuable consideration and coupled with an interest and with full power of substitution, and with full power (in the name of the Owner or otherwise) to ask for, require, demand, receive, compound and give acquittance for any and all monies and claims for monies (in each case including insurance and requisition proceeds) due and to become due under or arising out of the Indenture Agreements, and all other property which now or hereafter constitutes part of the Collateral, to endorse any checks or other instruments or orders in connection therewith and to file any claims or to take any action or to institute any proceedings which the Indenture Trustee may deem to be necessary or advisable in the premises; provided that no action of the Indenture Trustee pursuant to this paragraph shall increase the obligations or liabilities of the Owner to any Person beyond those obligations and liabilities specifically set forth in this Trust Indenture and in the other Operative Agreements and the Indenture Trustee shall not exercise any such rights except upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default hereunder.

The Owner agrees that at any time and from time to time, upon the written request of the Indenture Trustee, the Owner will promptly and duly execute and deliver or cause to be duly executed and delivered any and all such further instruments and documents (including without limitation UCC continuation statements) as the Indenture Trustee may reasonably deem necessary to perfect, preserve or protect the mortgage, security interests, International Interests and assignments created or intended to be created hereby or to obtain for the Indenture Trustee the full benefits of the assignment hereunder and of the rights and powers herein granted.

IT IS HEREBY COVENANTED AND AGREED by and between the parties hereto as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings set forth or incorporated by reference, and shall be construed in the manner described, in Annex A hereto.

ARTICLE II

THE EQUIPMENT NOTES

SECTION 2.01. Form of Equipment Notes

The Equipment Notes shall be substantially in the form set forth below:

THIS EQUIPMENT NOTE HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE. ACCORDINGLY, THIS EQUIPMENT NOTE MAY NOT BE SOLD UNLESS EITHER REGISTERED UNDER THE ACT AND SUCH APPLICABLE STATE LAWS OR AN EXEMPTION FROM SUCH REGISTRATIONS IS AVAILABLE.

 

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US AIRWAYS, INC.

SERIES [A][B][C] EQUIPMENT NOTE DUE [            ] ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE AIRBUS MODEL [            ] AIRCRAFT BEARING UNITED STATES REGISTRATION NUMBER N[            ]

 

No.                 Date: [                    ,             ]

 

 

 

INTEREST RATE    MATURITY DATE
[                    ]    [                    ]         

US AIRWAYS, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Owner”), hereby promises to pay to                     , or the registered assignee thereof, the principal sum of $                    (the “Original Amount”), together with interest on the amount of the Original Amount remaining unpaid from time to time (calculated on the basis of a year of 360 days comprised of twelve 30-day months) from the date hereof until paid in full at a rate per annum equal to the Debt Rate. The Original Amount of this Equipment Note shall be due and payable in installments on the dates set forth in Schedule I hereto equal to the corresponding percentage of the Original Amount of this Equipment Note set forth in Schedule I hereto. Accrued but unpaid interest shall be due and payable in semi-annual installments commencing on [            ] 1, 201[    ] and thereafter on May 15 and November 15 of each year, to and including [                    ]. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the final payment made on this Equipment Note shall be in an amount sufficient to discharge in full the unpaid Original Amount and all accrued and unpaid interest on, and any other amounts due under, this Equipment Note. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if any date on which a payment under this Equipment Note becomes due and payable is not a Business Day, then such payment shall not be made on such scheduled date but shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day and if such payment is made on such next succeeding Business Day, no interest shall accrue on the amount of such payment during such extension.

For purposes hereof, the term “Trust Indenture” means the Trust Indenture and Security Agreement [            ] dated as of [                    ], 20[        ], between the Owner, Wilmington Trust, National Association as securities intermediary and Wilmington Trust Company (the “Indenture Trustee”), as the same may be amended or supplemented from time to time. All other capitalized terms used in this Equipment Note and not defined herein shall have the respective meanings assigned in the Trust Indenture.

This Equipment Note shall bear interest, payable on demand, at the Payment Due Rate (calculated on the basis of a year of 360 days comprised of twelve 30-day months) on any overdue Original Amount, any overdue Make-Whole Amount, if any, and (to the extent

 

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permitted by applicable Law) any overdue interest and any other amounts payable hereunder which are overdue, in each case for the period the same is overdue. Amounts shall be overdue if not paid when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise).

There shall be maintained an Equipment Note Register for the purpose of registering transfers and exchanges of Equipment Notes at the Corporate Trust Office of the Indenture Trustee or at the office of any successor in the manner provided in Section 2.06 of the Trust Indenture.

The Original Amount and interest and other amounts due hereunder shall be payable in Dollars in immediately available funds at the Corporate Trust Office of the Indenture Trustee, or as otherwise provided in the Trust Indenture. Each such payment shall be made on the date such payment is due and without any presentment or surrender of this Equipment Note, except that in the case of any final payment with respect to this Equipment Note, the Equipment Note shall be surrendered promptly thereafter to the Indenture Trustee for cancellation.

The holder hereof, by its acceptance of this Equipment Note, agrees that, except as provided in the Trust Indenture, each payment of the Original Amount, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and interest received by it hereunder shall be applied, first, to the payment of Make-Whole Amount, if any, and any other amount (other than as covered by any of the following clauses) due hereunder or under the Trust Indenture, second, to the payment of accrued interest on this Equipment Note (as well as any interest on any overdue Original Amount, any overdue Make-Whole Amount, if any, or, to the extent permitted by Law, any overdue interest and other amounts hereunder) to the date of such payment, third, to the payment of the Original Amount of this Equipment Note then due, and fourth, the balance, if any, remaining thereafter, to the payment of installments of the Original Amount of this Equipment Note remaining unpaid in the inverse order of their maturity.

This Equipment Note is one of the Equipment Notes referred to in the Trust Indenture which have been or are to be issued by the Owner pursuant to the terms of the Trust Indenture. The Collateral is held by the Indenture Trustee as security, in part, for the Equipment Notes. The provisions of this Equipment Note are subject to the Trust Indenture and the Related Indentures. Reference is hereby made to the Trust Indenture and the Related Indentures for a complete statement of the rights and obligations of the holder of, and the nature and extent of the security for, this Equipment Note (including as a “Related Equipment Note” under each of the Related Indentures) and the rights and obligations of the holders of, and the nature and extent of the security for, any other Equipment Notes executed and delivered under the Trust Indenture, as well as for a statement of the terms and conditions of the Trust created by the Trust Indenture, to all of which terms and conditions in the Trust Indenture each holder hereof agrees by its acceptance of this Equipment Note.

As provided in the Trust Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, this Equipment Note is exchangeable for a like aggregate Original Amount of Equipment Notes of different authorized denominations, as requested by the holder surrendering the same.

Prior to due presentment for registration of transfer of this Equipment Note, the Owner and the Indenture Trustee shall treat the person in whose name this Equipment Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Equipment Note be overdue, and neither the Owner nor the Indenture Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

 

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This Equipment Note is subject to redemption as provided in Sections 2.09, 2.10 and 2.11 of the Trust Indenture but not otherwise. In addition, this Equipment Note may be accelerated as provided in Section 5.02 of the Trust Indenture.

This Equipment Note is subject to certain restrictions set forth in Sections 4.1(a)(i) and 4.1(a)(iii) of the Intercreditor Agreement, as further specified in Section 2.06 of the Trust Indenture, to all of which terms and conditions in the Intercreditor Agreement each holder hereof agrees by its acceptance of this Equipment Note.

[The indebtedness evidenced by this Equipment Note is, to the extent and in the manner provided in the Trust Indenture, subordinate and subject in right of payment to the prior payment in full of the Secured Obligations (as defined in the Trust Indenture) in respect of [Series A Equipment Notes and Related Series A Equipment Notes]1 [Series A Equipment Notes, Series B Equipment Notes, Related Series A Equipment Notes and Related Series B Equipment Notes]2, and certain other Secured Obligations, and this Equipment Note is issued subject to such provisions. The Note Holder of this Equipment Note, by accepting the same, (a) agrees to and shall be bound by such provisions, (b) authorizes and directs the Indenture Trustee on its behalf to take such action as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the subordination as provided in the Trust Indenture and (c) appoints the Indenture Trustee its attorney-in-fact for such purpose.]3

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by or on behalf of the Indenture Trustee by manual signature, this Equipment Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Trust Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

THIS EQUIPMENT NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

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1.  To be inserted in the case of a Series B Equipment Note.
2.  To be inserted in the case of a Series C Equipment Note, if any.
3.  To be inserted for each Equipment Note other than any Series A Equipment Note.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Owner has caused this Equipment Note to be executed in its corporate name by its officer thereunto duly authorized on the date hereof.

 

US AIRWAYS, INC.

By:

   
 

Name:

 

Title:

 

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INDENTURE TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is one of the Equipment Notes referred to in the within-mentioned Trust Indenture.

 

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, as Indenture Trustee

By:

   
 

Name:

 

Title:

SCHEDULE I

EQUIPMENT NOTE AMORTIZATION

 

Payment Date    Percentage of Original Amount to Be Paid

[SEE SCHEDULE I TO TRUST INDENTURE

WHICH IS INSERTED UPON ISSUANCE]

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SECTION 2.02. Issuance and Terms of Equipment Notes

The Equipment Notes (other than the Series C Equipment Notes) shall be dated the Closing Date, shall be issued in two separate series consisting of Series A and Series B and in the maturities and principal amounts and shall bear interest as specified in Schedule I hereto. On the Closing Date, each Series specified in Schedule I shall be issued to the Subordination Agent on behalf of the Applicable Pass Through Trustee under the Applicable Pass Through Trust Agreement. In addition to the foregoing, the Owner shall have the option to issue Series C Equipment Notes at any time after the Closing Date, subject to the terms of Section 4(a)(v) of the Note Purchase Agreement and Section 9.1(d) of the Intercreditor Agreement. If the Owner so elects to issue the Series C Equipment Notes, Series C Equipment Notes shall be issued in a single separate series, shall be dated the date of original issuance thereof and shall have such maturity, principal amount and interest rate as specified in an amendment to this Trust Indenture. The Equipment Notes shall be issued in registered form only. The Equipment Notes shall be issued in denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples thereof, except that one Equipment Note of each Series may be in an amount that is not an integral multiple of $1,000. Without limitation of the foregoing, new Series B Equipment Notes may be issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.10(b) and new Series C Equipment Notes may be issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.10(c).

Each Equipment Note shall bear interest at the applicable Debt Rate (calculated on the basis of a year of 360 days comprised of twelve 30-day months) on the unpaid Original Amount thereof from time to time outstanding. Accrued interest shall be payable in arrears on [            ] 1, 201[    ], and on each May 15 and November 15 thereafter until maturity. The Original Amount of each Equipment Note shall be payable on the dates and in the installments equal to the corresponding percentage of the Original Amount as set forth in Schedule I hereto (as amended, in the case of Series C, at the time of original issuance of Series C) which shall be attached as Schedule I to such Equipment Notes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the final payment made under each Equipment Note shall be in an amount sufficient to discharge in full the unpaid Original Amount and all accrued and unpaid interest on, and any other amounts due under, such Equipment Note. Each Equipment Note shall bear interest, payable on demand, at the Payment Due Rate (calculated on the basis of a year of 360 days comprised of twelve 30-day months) on any part of the Original Amount, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, interest and any other amounts payable thereunder not paid when due for any period during which the same shall be overdue, in each case for the period the same is overdue. Amounts under any Equipment Note shall be overdue if not paid when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if any date on which a payment under any Equipment Note becomes due and payable is not a Business Day then such payment shall not be made on such scheduled date but shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day and if such payment is made on such next succeeding Business Day, no interest shall accrue on the amount of such payment during such extension.

 

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The Owner agrees to pay to the Indenture Trustee for distribution in accordance with Section 3.04 hereof: (a)(i) to the extent not payable (whether or not in fact paid) under Section 6(a) of the Note Purchase Agreement, an amount equal to the fees payable to the Liquidity Provider under Section 2.03 of each Liquidity Facility and the related Fee Letter (as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement) multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which shall be the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Series A Equipment Notes and Series B Equipment Notes and the denominator of which shall be the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of all “Series A Equipment Notes” and “Series B Equipment Notes” (each as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement); (ii) (x) the amount equal to interest on any Downgrade Advance (other than any Applied Downgrade Advance) payable under Section 3.07 of each Liquidity Facility minus Investment Earnings from such Downgrade Advance multiplied by (y) the fraction specified in the foregoing clause (i); (iii) (x) the amount equal to interest on any Non-Extension Advance (other than any Applied Non-Extension Advance) payable under Section 3.07 of each Liquidity Facility minus Investment Earnings from such Non-Extension Advance multiplied by (y) the fraction specified in the foregoing clause (i); (iv) (x) the amount equal to interest on any Special Termination Advance (other than any Applied Special Termination Advance) payable under Section 3.07 of each Liquidity Facility minus Investment Earnings from such Special Termination Advance multiplied by (y) the fraction specified in the foregoing clause (i); (v) if any payment default shall have occurred and be continuing with respect to interest on any “Series A Equipment Notes” or “Series B Equipment Notes” (each as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement), (x) the excess, if any, of (1) an amount equal to interest on any Unpaid Advance, Applied Downgrade Advance, Applied Non-Extension Advance or Applied Special Termination Advance payable under Section 3.07 of each Liquidity Facility over (2) the sum of Investment Earnings from any Final Advance plus any amount of interest at the Payment Due Rate actually payable (whether or not in fact paid) by the Owner on the overdue scheduled interest on the “Equipment Notes” (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement) in respect of which such Unpaid Advance, Applied Downgrade Advance, Applied Non-Extension Advance or Applied Special Termination Advance was made by the Liquidity Provider multiplied by (y) a fraction the numerator of which shall be the then aggregate overdue amounts of interest on the Series A Equipment Notes and Series B Equipment Notes (other than interest becoming due and payable solely as a result of acceleration of any such Equipment Notes) and the denominator of which shall be the then aggregate overdue amounts of interest on all “Series A Equipment Notes” and “Series B Equipment Notes” (each as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement) (other than interest becoming due and payable solely as a result of acceleration of any such “Equipment Notes”); and (vi) any other amounts owed to the Liquidity Provider by the Subordination Agent as borrower under each Liquidity Facility other than amounts due as repayment of advances thereunder or as interest on such advances, except to the extent payable pursuant to clause (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) above, multiplied by the fraction specified in the foregoing clause (i), (b) without duplication of any amounts paid or payable pursuant to the provisions hereof, Owner’s pro rata share of all compensation and reimbursement of expenses, disbursements and advances payable by the Owner under the Pass Through Trust Agreements, (c) without duplication of any amounts paid or payable pursuant to the provisions hereof, Owner’s pro rata share of all compensation and reimbursement of expenses and disbursements payable to the Subordination Agent under the Intercreditor Agreement except with respect to any income or franchise taxes incurred by the Subordination Agent in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Intercreditor Agreement and (d) in the event the Owner requests any amendment to any Operative Agreement or Pass Through Agreement, the Owner’s pro rata share of all reasonable fees and expenses (including, without limitation, fees and disbursements of counsel) of the Escrow Agents and the Paying Agents in connection therewith

 

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payable by the Pass Through Trustees under the Escrow Agreements. As used herein, “Owner’s pro rata share” means as of any time a fraction, the numerator of which is the principal balance then outstanding of Equipment Notes and the denominator of which is the aggregate principal balance then outstanding of all “Equipment Notes” (as each such term is defined in each of the Operative Indentures). For purposes of this paragraph, (i) the terms “Applied Downgrade Advance”, “Applied Non-Extension Advance”, “Applied Special Termination Advance”, “Downgrade Advance”, “Final Advance”, “Investment Earnings”, “Non-Extension Advance”, “Special Termination Advance” and “Unpaid Advance” shall have the meanings specified in each Liquidity Facility and (ii) the term “Cash Collateral Account” shall have the meaning specified in the Intercreditor Agreement.

The Equipment Notes shall be executed on behalf of the Owner by one of its authorized officers. Equipment Notes bearing the signatures of individuals who were at any time the proper officers of the Owner shall bind the Owner, notwithstanding that such individuals or any of them have ceased to hold such offices prior to the authentication and delivery of such Equipment Notes or did not hold such offices at the respective dates of such Equipment Notes. The Owner may from time to time execute and deliver Equipment Notes with respect to the Aircraft to the Indenture Trustee for authentication upon original issue and such Equipment Notes shall thereupon be authenticated and delivered by the Indenture Trustee upon the written request of the Owner signed by an authorized officer of the Owner. No Equipment Note shall be secured by or entitled to any benefit under this Trust Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purposes, unless there appears on such Equipment Note a certificate of authentication in the form provided for herein executed by the Indenture Trustee by the manual signature of one of its authorized officers and such certificate upon any Equipment Notes be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence, that such Equipment Note has been duly authenticated and delivered hereunder.

The aggregate Original Amount of any Series of Equipment Notes issued hereunder shall not exceed the amount set forth as the maximum therefor on Schedule I hereto (as amended, in the case of Series C, at the time of original issuance of Series C).

SECTION 2.03. Method of Payment

(a) The Original Amount of, interest on, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and other amounts due under each Equipment Note or hereunder will be payable in Dollars by wire transfer of immediately available funds not later than 12:30 p.m., New York time, on the due date of payment to the Indenture Trustee at the Corporate Trust Office for distribution among the Note Holders in the manner provided herein, and payment of such amount by the Owner to the Indenture Trustee shall be deemed to satisfy the Owner’s obligation to make such payment. The Owner shall not have any responsibility for the distribution of such payment to any Note Holder. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any provision in any Equipment Note to the contrary, the Indenture Trustee will use reasonable efforts to pay or cause to be paid, if so directed in writing by any Note Holder (with a copy to the Owner), all amounts paid by the Owner hereunder and under such holder’s Equipment Note or Equipment Notes to such holder or a nominee therefor (including all amounts distributed pursuant to Article III of this Trust Indenture) by transferring, or causing to be transferred, by wire transfer of immediately available funds in Dollars, prior to 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on the due date of payment, to an

 

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account maintained by such holder with a bank located in the continental United States the amount to be distributed to such holder, for credit to the account of such holder maintained at such bank. If the Indenture Trustee shall fail to make any such payment as provided in the immediately foregoing sentence after its receipt of funds at the place and prior to the time specified above, the Indenture Trustee, in its individual capacity and not as trustee, agrees to compensate such holders for loss of use of funds at Debt Rate until such payment is made and the Indenture Trustee shall be entitled to any interest earned on such funds until such payment is made. Any payment made hereunder shall be made without any presentment or surrender of any Equipment Note, except that, in the case of the final payment in respect of any Equipment Note, such Equipment Note shall be surrendered to the Indenture Trustee for cancellation promptly after such payment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Trust Indenture to the contrary, the Indenture Trustee shall not be required to make, or cause to be made, wire transfers as aforesaid prior to the first Business Day on which it is practicable for the Indenture Trustee to do so in view of the time of day when the funds to be so transferred were received by it if such funds were received after 12:30 p.m., New York time, at the place of payment. Prior to the due presentment for registration of transfer of any Equipment Note, the Owner and the Indenture Trustee shall deem and treat the Person in whose name any Equipment Note is registered on the Equipment Note Register as the absolute owner and holder of such Equipment Note for the purpose of receiving payment of all amounts payable with respect to such Equipment Note and for all other purposes, and none of the Owner or the Indenture Trustee shall be affected by any notice to the contrary. So long as any signatory to the Participation Agreement or nominee thereof shall be a registered Note Holder, all payments to it shall be made to the account of such Note Holder specified in Schedule 1 thereto and otherwise in the manner provided in or pursuant to the Participation Agreement unless it shall have specified some other account or manner of payment by notice to the Indenture Trustee consistent with this Section 2.03.

(b) The Indenture Trustee, as agent for the Owner, shall exclude and withhold at the appropriate rate from each payment of Original Amount of, interest on, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and other amounts due hereunder or under each Equipment Note (and such exclusion and withholding shall constitute payment in respect of such Equipment Note) any and all United States withholding taxes (including, without limitation, any such withholding taxes imposed under FATCA) applicable thereto as required by Law. The Indenture Trustee agrees to act as such withholding agent and, in connection therewith, whenever any present or future United States taxes or similar charges are required to be withheld with respect to any amounts payable hereunder or in respect of the Equipment Notes, to withhold such amounts and timely pay the same to the appropriate authority in the name of and on behalf of the Note Holders, that it will file any necessary United States withholding tax returns or statements when due, and that as promptly as possible after the payment thereof it will deliver to each Note Holder (with a copy to the Owner) appropriate receipts showing the payment thereof, together with such additional documentary evidence as any such Note Holder may reasonably request from time to time.

If a Note Holder which is a Non-U.S. Person has furnished to the Indenture Trustee a properly completed, accurate and currently effective U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN, W-8EXP or W-8IMY (or such successor form or forms as may be required by the United States Treasury Department) during the calendar year in which the payment hereunder or under the Equipment Note(s) held by such holder is made (but prior to the making

 

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of such payment), or in any of the three preceding calendar years, and has not notified the Indenture Trustee of the withdrawal or inaccuracy of such form prior to the date of such payment (and the Indenture Trustee has no reason to believe that any information set forth in such form is inaccurate), the Indenture Trustee shall withhold only the amount, if any, required by Law (after taking into account any applicable exemptions properly claimed by the Note Holder) to be withheld from payments hereunder or under the Equipment Notes held by such holder in respect of United States federal income tax, including any amounts required to be withheld under FATCA. If a Note Holder (x) which is a Non-U.S. Person has furnished to the Indenture Trustee a properly completed, accurate and currently effective U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI in duplicate (or such successor certificate, form or forms as may be required by the United States Treasury Department as necessary in order to properly avoid withholding of United States federal income tax) during the calendar year in which the payment hereunder or under the Equipment Note(s) held by such holder is made (but prior to the making of such payment) or in any of the three preceding calendar years, and has not notified the Indenture Trustee of the withdrawal or inaccuracy of such certificate or form prior to the date of such payment (and the Indenture Trustee has no reason to believe that any information set forth in such form is inaccurate) or (y) which is a U.S. Person has furnished to the Indenture Trustee a properly completed, accurate and currently effective U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, if applicable, prior to a payment hereunder or under the Equipment Notes held by such holder, no amount shall be withheld from payments in respect of United States federal income tax. If any Note Holder has notified the Indenture Trustee that any of the foregoing forms or certificates is withdrawn or inaccurate, or if such holder has not filed a form claiming an exemption from United States withholding tax or if an applicable income tax convention, the Code or the regulations thereunder or the administrative interpretation of any of the foregoing is at any time after the date hereof amended to require such withholding of United States federal income taxes from payments under the Equipment Notes held by such holder, the Indenture Trustee agrees to withhold from each payment due to the relevant Note Holder withholding taxes at the appropriate rate under Law and will, on a timely basis as more fully provided above, deposit such amounts with an authorized depository and make such returns, statements, receipts and other documentary evidence in connection therewith as required by Law.

SECTION 2.04. Application of Payments

In the case of each Equipment Note, each payment of Original Amount, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and interest due thereon shall be applied:

First: to the payment of Make-Whole Amount, if any, with respect to such Equipment Note and any other amount (other than as covered by any of the following clauses) due hereunder or under such Equipment Note;

Second: to the payment of accrued interest on such Equipment Note (as well as any interest on any overdue Original Amount, any overdue Make-Whole Amount, if any, and to the extent permitted by Law, any overdue interest and any other overdue amounts thereunder) to the date of such payment;

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Fourth: the balance, if any, remaining thereafter, to the payment of the Original Amount of such Equipment Note remaining unpaid (provided that such Equipment Note shall not be subject to redemption except as provided in Sections 2.09, 2.10 and 2.11 hereof).

The amounts paid pursuant to clause “Fourth” above shall be applied to the installments of Original Amount of such Equipment Note in the inverse order of their maturity.

SECTION 2.05. Termination of Interest in Collateral

No Note Holder nor any other Indenture Indemnitee shall, as such, have any further interest in, or other right with respect to, the Collateral when and if the Original Amount of, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and interest on and other amounts due under all Equipment Notes held by such Note Holder and all other sums then due and payable to such Note Holder, such Indenture Indemnitee or the Indenture Trustee hereunder (including, without limitation, under the third paragraph of Section 2.02 hereof) and under the other Operative Agreements by the Owner and all Related Secured Obligations (collectively, the “Secured Obligations”) shall have been paid in full.

SECTION 2.06. Registration Transfer and Exchange of Equipment Notes

The Indenture Trustee shall keep a register (the “Equipment Note Register”) in which the Indenture Trustee shall provide for the registration of Equipment Notes and the registration of transfers of Equipment Notes. No such transfer shall be given effect unless and until registration hereunder shall have occurred. The Equipment Note Register shall be kept at the Corporate Trust Office of the Indenture Trustee. The Indenture Trustee is hereby appointed “Equipment Note Registrar” for the purpose of registering Equipment Notes and transfers of Equipment Notes as herein provided. A holder of any Equipment Note intending to exchange such Equipment Note shall surrender such Equipment Note to the Indenture Trustee at the Corporate Trust Office, together with a written request from the registered holder thereof for the issuance of a new Equipment Note, specifying, in the case of a surrender for transfer, the name and address of the new holder or holders. Upon surrender for registration of transfer of any Equipment Note, the Owner shall execute, and the Indenture Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Equipment Notes of a like aggregate Original Amount and of the same Series. At the option of the Note Holder, Equipment Notes may be exchanged for other Equipment Notes of any authorized denominations of a like aggregate Original Amount, upon surrender of the Equipment Notes to be exchanged to the Indenture Trustee at the Corporate Trust Office. Whenever any Equipment Notes are so surrendered for exchange, the Owner shall execute, and the Indenture Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, the Equipment Notes which the Note Holder making the exchange is entitled to receive. All Equipment Notes issued upon any registration of transfer or exchange of Equipment Notes (whether under this Section 2.06 or under Section 2.07 hereof or otherwise under this Trust Indenture) shall be the valid obligations of the Owner evidencing the same respective obligations, and entitled to the same security and benefits under this Trust Indenture, as the Equipment Notes surrendered upon such registration of transfer or exchange. Every Equipment Note presented or surrendered for registration of transfer, shall (if so required by the Indenture Trustee) be duly endorsed, or be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in

 

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form satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee duly executed by the Note Holder or such holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, and the Indenture Trustee shall require evidence satisfactory to it as to the compliance of any such transfer with the Securities Act, and the securities Laws of any applicable state. The Indenture Trustee shall make a notation on each new Equipment Note of the amount of all payments of Original Amount previously made on the old Equipment Note or Equipment Notes with respect to which such new Equipment Note is issued and the date to which interest on such old Equipment Note or Equipment Notes has been paid. Interest shall be deemed to have been paid on such new Equipment Note to the date on which interest shall have been paid on such old Equipment Note, and all payments of the Original Amount marked on such new Equipment Note, as provided above, shall be deemed to have been made thereon. The Owner shall not be required to exchange any surrendered Equipment Notes as provided above during the ten-day period preceding the due date of any payment on such Equipment Note. The Owner shall in all cases deem the Person in whose name any Equipment Note shall have been issued and registered as the absolute owner and holder of such Equipment Note for the purpose of receiving payment of all amounts payable by the Owner with respect to such Equipment Note and for all purposes until a notice stating otherwise is received from the Indenture Trustee and such change is reflected on the Equipment Note Register. The Indenture Trustee will promptly notify the Owner of each registration of a transfer of an Equipment Note. Any such transferee of an Equipment Note, by its acceptance of an Equipment Note, (i) agrees to the provisions of this Trust Indenture and the Participation Agreement applicable to Note Holders, including Sections 6.3, 6.4 and 9.1 thereof, and shall be deemed to have covenanted to the parties to the Participation Agreement as to the matters covenanted by the original Note Holder in the Participation Agreement and (ii) agrees to the restrictions set forth in Sections 4.1(a)(i) and 4.1(a)(iii) of the Intercreditor Agreement, and shall be deemed to have covenanted to the parties to the Intercreditor Agreement not to give any direction, or otherwise authorize, the Indenture Trustee to take any action that would violate Sections 4.1(a)(i) or 4.1(a)(iii) of the Intercreditor Agreement. Subject to compliance by the Note Holder and its transferee (if any) of the requirements set forth in this Section 2.06, the Indenture Trustee and the Owner shall use all reasonable efforts to issue new Equipment Notes upon transfer or exchange within 10 Business Days of the date an Equipment Note is surrendered for transfer or exchange.

SECTION 2.07. Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Equipment Notes

If any Equipment Note shall become mutilated, destroyed, lost or stolen, the Owner shall, upon the written request of the holder of such Equipment Note, execute and the Indenture Trustee shall authenticate and deliver in replacement thereof a new Equipment Note, payable in the same Original Amount dated the same date and captioned as issued in connection with the Aircraft. If the Equipment Note being replaced has become mutilated, such Equipment Note shall be surrendered to the Indenture Trustee and a photocopy thereof shall be furnished to the Owner. If the Equipment Note being replaced has been destroyed, lost or stolen, the holder of such Equipment Note shall furnish to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee such security or indemnity as may be required by them to save the Owner and the Indenture Trustee harmless and evidence satisfactory to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee of the destruction, loss or theft of such Equipment Note and of the ownership thereof. If a “qualified institutional buyer” of the type referred to in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(A), (B), (D) or (E) of Rule 144A under the Securities Act (a “QIB”) is the holder of any such destroyed, lost or stolen Equipment Note, then the written indemnity of such QIB, signed by an authorized officer thereof, in favor of, delivered to and in

 

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form reasonably satisfactory the Owner shall be accepted as satisfactory indemnity and security and no further indemnity or security shall be required as a condition to the execution and delivery of such new Equipment Note. Subject to compliance by the Note Holder with the requirements set forth in this Section 2.07, the Indenture Trustee and the Owner shall use all reasonable efforts to issue new Equipment Notes within 10 Business Days of the date of the written request therefor from the Note Holder.

SECTION 2.08. Payment of Expenses on Transfer; Cancellation

(a) No service charge shall be made to a Note Holder for any registration of transfer or exchange of Equipment Notes, but the Indenture Trustee, as Equipment Note Registrar, may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any registration of transfer or exchange of Equipment Notes.

(b) The Indenture Trustee shall cancel all Equipment Notes surrendered for replacement, redemption, transfer, exchange, payment or cancellation and shall destroy the canceled Equipment Notes.

SECTION 2.09. Mandatory Redemptions of Equipment Notes

On the date on which the Owner is required pursuant to Section 4.05 hereof to make payment for an Event of Loss with respect to the Airframe, all of the Equipment Notes shall be redeemed in whole at a redemption price equal to 100% of the unpaid Original Amount thereof, together with all accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption and all other Secured Obligations (other than Related Secured Obligations) owed or then due and payable to the Note Holders but without Make-Whole Amount.

SECTION 2.10. Optional Redemptions of Equipment Notes

(a) All (but not less than all) of the Equipment Notes may be redeemed by the Owner upon at least thirty (30) days’ revocable prior written notice to the Indenture Trustee and the Note Holders, and such Equipment Notes shall be redeemed in whole at a redemption price equal to 100% of the unpaid Original Amount thereof, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption and all other Secured Obligations (other than Related Secured Obligations) owed or then due and payable to the Note Holders plus Make-Whole Amount, if any, provided that no redemption shall be permitted under this Section 2.10(a) unless simultaneously with such redemption all Related Series A Equipment Notes, Related Series B Equipment Notes and Related Series C Equipment Notes, if any, shall also be redeemed.

(b) All (but not less than all) of the Series B Equipment Notes may be redeemed by the Owner upon at least thirty (30) days’ revocable prior written notice to the Indenture Trustee and the Note Holders of such Series, and such Equipment Notes shall be redeemed in whole at a redemption price equal to 100% of the unpaid Original Amount thereof, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption and all other Secured Obligations (other than Related Secured Obligations) owed or then due and payable to the Note Holders of such Series plus Make-Whole Amount, if any; provided that no redemption shall be

 

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permitted under this Section 2.10(b) unless the following conditions have been satisfied: (1) simultaneously with such redemption, the Related Series B Equipment Notes shall also be redeemed; and (2) simultaneously with such redemption, new Series B Equipment Notes shall be reissued in accordance with Section 4(a)(v) of the Note Purchase Agreement and Section 9.1(c) of the Intercreditor Agreement.

(c) All (but not less than all) of the Series C Equipment Notes, if issued, may be redeemed by the Owner upon at least thirty (30) days’ revocable prior written notice to the Indenture Trustee and the Note Holders of such Series, and such Equipment Notes shall be redeemed in whole at a redemption price equal to 100% of the unpaid Original Amount thereof, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption and all other Secured Obligations (other than Related Secured Obligations) owed or then due and payable to the Note Holders of such Series plus Make-Whole Amount, if any; provided that no redemption shall be permitted under this Section 2.10(c) unless the following conditions have been satisfied: (1) simultaneously with such redemption, the Related Series C Equipment Notes shall also be redeemed; and (2) simultaneously with such redemption, new Series C Equipment Notes shall be reissued in accordance with Section 4(a)(v) of the Note Purchase Agreement and Section 9.1(c) of the Intercreditor Agreement.

SECTION 2.11. Redemptions; Notice of Redemption

(a) No redemption of any Equipment Note may be made except to the extent and in the manner expressly permitted by this Trust Indenture. No purchase of any Equipment Note may be made by the Indenture Trustee.

(b) Notice of redemption with respect to the Equipment Notes shall be given by the Indenture Trustee by first-class mail, postage prepaid, mailed not less than twenty (20) nor more than sixty (60) days prior to the applicable redemption date, to each Note Holder of such Equipment Notes to be redeemed, at such Note Holder’s address appearing in the Equipment Note Register; provided that such notice shall be revocable by written notice from the Owner to the Indenture Trustee given not later than three days prior to the redemption date. All notices of redemption shall state: (1) the redemption date, (2) the applicable basis for determining the redemption price, (3) that on the redemption date, the redemption price will become due and payable upon each such Equipment Note, and that, if any such Equipment Notes are then outstanding, interest on such Equipment Notes shall cease to accrue on and after such redemption date, and (4) the place or places where such Equipment Notes are to be surrendered for payment of the redemption price.

(c) On or before the redemption date, the Owner (or any person on behalf of the Owner) shall, to the extent an amount equal to the redemption price for the Equipment Notes to be redeemed on the redemption date shall not then be held by the Indenture Trustee, deposit or cause to be deposited with the Indenture Trustee by 12:30 p.m. New York time on the redemption date in immediately available funds the redemption price of the Equipment Notes to be redeemed.

 

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(d) Notice of redemption having been given as aforesaid, the Equipment Notes to be redeemed shall, on the redemption date, become due and payable at the Corporate Trust Office of the Indenture Trustee or at any office or agency maintained for such purposes pursuant to Section 2.06, and from and after such redemption date (unless there shall be a default in the payment of the redemption price) any such Equipment Notes then outstanding shall cease to bear interest. Upon surrender of any such Equipment Note for redemption in accordance with said notice, such Equipment Note shall be redeemed at the redemption price. If any Equipment Note called for redemption shall not be so paid upon surrender thereof for redemption, the principal amount thereof shall, until paid, continue to bear interest from the applicable redemption date at the interest rate in effect for such Equipment Note as of such redemption date.

SECTION 2.12. Subordination

(a) The Owner, each Note Holder (by acceptance of its Equipment Notes of any Series) and each Related Note Holder (by acceptance of its Related Equipment Note), hereby agree that no payment or distribution shall be made on or in respect of the Secured Obligations owed to such Note Holder of such Series or owed to such Related Note Holder, including any payment or distribution of cash, property or securities after the commencement of a proceeding of the type referred to in Section 5.01(v), (vi) or (vii) hereof, except as expressly provided in Article III hereof.

(b) By the acceptance of its Equipment Notes of any Series (other than Series A), each Note Holder of such Series agrees that in the event that such Note Holder, in its capacity as a Note Holder, shall receive any payment or distribution on any Secured Obligations in respect of such Series which it is not entitled to receive under this Section 2.12 or Article III hereof, it will hold any amount so received in trust for the Senior Holder and will forthwith turn over such payment to the Indenture Trustee in the form received to be applied as provided in Article III hereof. By the acceptance of its Related Equipment Notes (other than Related Series A Equipment Notes), each Related Note Holder agrees that in the event that such Related Note Holder, in its capacity as a Related Note Holder, shall receive any payment or distribution pursuant to this Trust Indenture on any Related Secured Obligations which it is not entitled to receive under this Section 2.12 or Article III hereof, it will hold any amount so received in trust for the Senior Holder (as defined in Section 2.12(c) hereof) and will forthwith turn over such payment to the Indenture Trustee in the form received to be applied as provided in Article III hereof.

(c) As used in this Section 2.12, the term “Senior Holder” shall mean (i) the Note Holders of Series A Equipment Notes and Related Note Holders of the Related Series A Equipment Notes until the Secured Obligations in respect of Series A Equipment Notes and Related Series A Equipment Notes have been paid in full, (ii) after the Secured Obligations in respect of Series A Equipment Notes and Related Series A Equipment Notes have been paid in full, the Note Holders of Series B Equipment Notes and Related Note Holders of the Related Series B Equipment Notes until the Secured Obligations in respect of Series B Equipment Notes and Related Series B Equipment Notes have been paid in full, and (iii) after the Secured Obligations in respect of Series B Equipment Notes and Related Series B Equipment Notes have been paid in full, the Note Holders of Series C Equipment Notes and Related Note Holders of the Related Series C Equipment Notes until the Secured Obligations in respect of Series C Equipment Notes and Related Series C Equipment Notes have been paid in full.

 

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ARTICLE III

RECEIPT, DISTRIBUTION AND APPLICATION OF PAYMENTS

SECTION 3.01. Basic Distributions

Except as otherwise provided in Sections 3.02 and 3.03 hereof, each periodic payment of principal or interest on the Equipment Notes received by the Indenture Trustee shall be promptly distributed in the following order of priority:

 

  (i) so much of such payment as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate amount of the payment or payments of Original Amount and interest (as well as any interest on any overdue Original Amount and, to the extent permitted by Law, on any overdue interest) then due under all Series A Equipment Notes shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series A ratably, without priority of one over the other, in the proportion that the amount of such payment or payments then due under each Series A Equipment Note bears to the aggregate amount of the payments then due under all Series A Equipment Notes;

 

  (ii) after giving effect to paragraph (i) above, so much of such payment remaining as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate amount of the payment or payments of Original Amount and interest (as well as any interest on any overdue Original Amount and, to the extent permitted by Law, on any overdue interest) then due under all Series B Equipment Notes shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series B ratably, without priority of one over the other, in the proportion that the amount of such payment or payments then due under each Series B Equipment Note bears to the aggregate amount of the payments then due under all Series B Equipment Notes;

 

  (iii) after giving effect to paragraph (ii) above, so much of such payment remaining as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate amount of the payment or payments of Original Amount and interest (as well as any interest on any overdue Original Amount and, to the extent permitted by Law, on any overdue interest) then due under all Series C Equipment Notes shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series C ratably, without priority of one over the other, in the proportion that the amount of such payment or payments then due under each Series C Equipment Note bears to the aggregate amount of the payments then due under all Series C Equipment Notes.

SECTION 3.02. Event of Loss; Replacement; Optional Redemption

Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.03 hereof, any payments received by the Indenture Trustee (i) with respect to the Airframe or the Airframe and one or more Engines as the result of an Event of Loss pursuant to Section 2.09 or (ii) pursuant to an optional redemption of the Equipment Notes pursuant to Section 2.10 hereof shall be applied to redemption of the Equipment Notes and to all other Secured Obligations then due by applying such funds in the following order of priority:

 

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First,    (a)    to reimburse the Indenture Trustee and the Note Holders for any reasonable costs or expenses incurred in connection with such redemption for which they are entitled to reimbursement, or indemnity by the Owner, under the Operative Agreements and then (b) to pay any other Secured Obligations then due (except as provided in clauses “Second” and “Third” below) to the Indenture Trustee, the Note Holders and the other Indenture Indemnitees under this Trust Indenture, the Participation Agreement or the Equipment Notes (other than amounts specified in clauses “Second” and “Third” below);
Second,    (i)    to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (i) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof plus Make-Whole Amount, if any, then due and payable in respect of the Series A Equipment Notes, but excluding distributions of amounts of Related Secured Obligations to Related Note Holders;
   (ii)    after giving effect to paragraph (i) above, to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (ii) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof plus Make Whole Amount, if any, then due and payable in respect of the Series B Equipment Notes, but excluding distributions of amounts of Related Secured Obligations to Related Note Holders;
   (iii)    after giving effect to paragraph (ii) above, to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (iii) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof plus Make Whole Amount, if any, then due and payable in respect of the Series C Equipment Notes, but excluding distributions of amounts of Related Secured Obligations to Related Note Holders; and
Third,    (i)    to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (i) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof then due and payable in respect of the Related Series A Equipment Notes;
   (ii)    after giving effect to paragraph (i) above, to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (ii) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof then due and payable in respect of the Related Series B Equipment Notes;
   (iii)    after giving effect to paragraph (ii) above, to pay the amounts specified in paragraph (iii) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof then due and payable in respect of the Related Series C Equipment Notes; and
Fourth,       as provided in clause “Fourth” of Section 3.03 hereof;

provided, however, that if a Replacement Airframe or Replacement Engine shall be substituted for the Airframe or Engine subject to such Event of Loss as provided in Section 4.05 hereof, any insurance, condemnation or similar proceeds which result from such Event of Loss and are paid over to the Indenture Trustee shall be held by the Indenture Trustee as permitted by Section 7.04 hereof (provided that such moneys shall be invested as provided in Section 6.06 hereof) as additional security for the obligations of the Owner under Operative Agreements and such proceeds (and such investment earnings), to the extent not theretofore applied as provided herein, shall be released to the Owner at the Owner’s written request upon the release of such Airframe or Engine and the replacement thereof as provided herein; provided, further, however, in the case

 

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of a redemption of Equipment Notes pursuant to Section 2.10(b), if a particular Series is not being redeemed pursuant thereto, no application of funds shall be made pursuant to the paragraph in clause “Second” above that refers to such Series in connection with such redemption. No Make-Whole Amount shall be due and payable on the Equipment Notes as a consequence of the redemption of the Equipment Notes as a result of an Event of Loss with respect to the Airframe or the Airframe and one or more Engines.

SECTION 3.03. Payments After Event of Default

Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.04 hereof, all payments received and amounts held or realized by the Indenture Trustee (including any amounts realized by the Indenture Trustee from the exercise of any remedies pursuant to Article V hereof) after an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, as well as all payments or amounts then held by the Indenture Trustee as part of the Collateral, shall be promptly distributed by the Indenture Trustee in the following order of priority:

 

First,      so much of such payments or amounts as shall be required to (i) reimburse the Indenture Trustee or WTC for any tax (except to the extent resulting from a failure of the Indenture Trustee to withhold taxes pursuant to Section 2.03(b) hereof), expense or other loss (including, without limitation, all amounts to be expended at the expense of, or charged upon the rents, revenues, issues, products and profits of, the property included in the Collateral (all such property being herein called the “Mortgaged Property”) pursuant to Section 5.03(b) hereof) incurred by the Indenture Trustee or WTC (to the extent not previously reimbursed), the expenses of any sale, or other proceeding, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs, and any other expenditures incurred or expenditures or advances made by the Indenture Trustee, WTC or the Note Holders in the protection, exercise or enforcement of any right, power or remedy or any damages sustained by the Indenture Trustee, WTC or any Note Holder, liquidated or otherwise, upon such Event of Default shall be applied by the Indenture Trustee as between itself, WTC and the Note Holders in reimbursement of such expenses and any other expenses for which the Indenture Trustee, WTC or the Note Holders are entitled to reimbursement under any Operative Agreement and (ii) pay all Secured Obligations payable to the other Indenture Indemnitees hereunder and under the Participation Agreement (other than amounts specified in clauses Second and Third below); and in the case the aggregate amount to be so distributed is insufficient to pay as aforesaid in clauses (i) and (ii), then ratably, without priority of one over the other, in proportion to the amounts owed each hereunder;
Second,      so much of such payments or amounts remaining as shall be required to reimburse the then existing or prior Note Holders for payments made pursuant to Section 6.03 hereof (to the extent not previously reimbursed) shall be distributed to such then existing or prior Note Holders ratably, without priority of one over the other, in accordance with the amount of the payment or payments made by each such then existing or prior Note Holder pursuant to said Section 6.03 hereof;

 

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Third,    (i)    so much of such payments or amounts remaining as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series A Equipment Notes, and the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon and all other Secured Obligations in respect of the Series A Equipment Notes to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of Related Series A Equipment Notes then due, shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series A and Related Note Holders of the Related Series A Equipment Notes, and in case the aggregate amount so to be distributed shall be insufficient to pay in full as aforesaid, then ratably, without priority of one over the other, to each Note Holder and Related Note Holder in the proportion that the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series A Equipment Notes held by such holder plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due hereunder or thereunder to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations then due in respect of the Related Series A Equipment Notes held by such holder, bears to the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series A Equipment Notes plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of the Related Series A Equipment Notes then due;
   (ii)    after giving effect to paragraph (i) above, so much of such payments or amounts remaining as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series B Equipment Notes, and the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon and all other Secured Obligations in respect of the Series B Equipment Notes to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of Related Series B Equipment Notes then due, shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series B and Related Note Holders of the Related Series B Equipment Notes, and in case the aggregate amount so to be distributed shall be insufficient to pay in full as aforesaid, then ratably, without priority of one over the other, to each Note Holder and Related Note Holder in the proportion that the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series B Equipment Notes held by such holder plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due hereunder or thereunder to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations then due in respect of the Related Series B Equipment Notes held by such holder, bears to the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series B Equipment Notes plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of the Related Series B Equipment Notes then due;
   (iii)    after giving effect to paragraph (ii) above, so much of such payments or amounts remaining as shall be required to pay in full the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series C Equipment Notes, and the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon and all other Secured Obligations in respect of the Series C Equipment Notes to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of Related Series C Equipment Notes then due, shall be distributed to the Note Holders of Series C and Related Note Holders of the Related Series C Equipment Notes, and in case the aggregate amount so to be distributed shall be insufficient to pay in full as aforesaid, then ratably, without

 

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      priority of one over the other, to each Note Holder and Related Note Holder in the proportion that the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series C Equipment Notes held by such holder plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due hereunder or thereunder to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations then due in respect of the Related Series C Equipment Notes held by such holder, bears to the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Series C Equipment Notes plus the accrued but unpaid interest and other amounts due thereon to the date of distribution and all other Related Secured Obligations in respect of the Related Series C Equipment Notes then due; and
  

(iv)

   after giving effect to paragraph (iii) above, if any Related Equipment Note is outstanding, any of such payments or amounts remaining and any invested Cash Equivalents shall be held by the Securities Intermediary in an Eligible Account in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.07 (and invested as provided in Section 6.06 hereof) as additional security for the Related Secured Obligations, and such amounts (and any investment earnings thereon) shall be distributed from time to time in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this clause “Third” as and to the extent any Related Secured Obligation shall at any time and from time to time become due and remain unpaid after the giving of any required notice and the expiration of any applicable grace period; and, upon the payment in full of all Related Secured Obligations the balance, if any, of any such remaining amounts and investment earnings thereon shall be applied as provided in clause Fourth of this Section 3.03; and
Fourth,       the balance, if any, of such payments or amounts remaining thereafter shall be distributed to the Owner.

No Make-Whole Amount shall be due and payable on the Equipment Notes as a consequence of the acceleration of the Equipment Notes as a result of an Event of Default.

SECTION 3.04. Certain Payments

(a) Any payments received by the Indenture Trustee for which no provision as to the application thereof is made in this Trust Indenture and for which such provision is made in any other Operative Agreement shall be applied forthwith to the purpose for which such payment was made in accordance with the terms of such other Operative Agreement, as the case may be.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Article III, the Indenture Trustee will distribute promptly upon receipt any indemnity payment received by it from the Owner in respect of the Indenture Trustee in its individual capacity, any Note Holder or any other Indenture Indemnitee, in each case whether or not pursuant to Section 8 of the Participation Agreement, directly to the Person entitled thereto. Any payment received by the Indenture Trustee under the third paragraph of Section 2.02 shall be distributed to the Subordination Agent in its capacity as Note Holder to be distributed in accordance with the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement.

 

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(c) For the avoidance of doubt, no amount will be distributed pursuant to this Article III to any holder of a note issued under a Related Indenture that is not a Related Note Holder (as such).

SECTION 3.05. Other Payments

Any payments received by the Indenture Trustee for which no provision as to the application thereof is made elsewhere in this Trust Indenture or in any other Operative Agreement shall be distributed by the Indenture Trustee to the extent received or realized at any time, in the order of priority specified in Section 3.01 hereof, and after payment in full of all amounts then due in accordance with Section 3.01 in the manner provided in clause “Fourth” of Section 3.03 hereof.

SECTION 3.06. Cooperation

Prior to making any distribution under this Article III, the Indenture Trustee shall consult with the Related Indenture Trustees to determine amounts payable with respect to the Related Secured Obligations. The Indenture Trustee shall cooperate with the Related Indenture Trustees and shall provide such information as shall be reasonably requested by each Related Indenture Trustee to enable such Related Indenture Trustee to determine amounts distributable under Article III of its Related Indenture.

SECTION 3.07. Securities Account

In furtherance of the provisions of Section 3.03 of this Trust Indenture, WTNA agrees to act as an Eligible Institution under this Trust Indenture in accordance with the provisions of this Trust Indenture (in such capacity, the “Securities Intermediary”). WTNA waives any claim or lien against any Eligible Account it may have, by operation of law or otherwise, for any amount owed to it by the Owner. The Securities Intermediary hereby agrees that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Trust Indenture, (i) any amounts to be held by the Securities Intermediary pursuant to paragraph (iv) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 and any investment earnings thereon or other Cash Equivalents will be credited to an Eligible Account (the “Securities Account”) for which it is a “securities intermediary” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(14) of the NY UCC) and the Indenture Trustee is the “entitlement holder” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(7) of the NY UCC) of the “securities entitlement” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(17) of the NY UCC) with respect to each “financial asset” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(9) of the NY UCC) credited to such Eligible Account, (ii) all such amounts, Cash Equivalents and all other property acquired with cash credited to the Securities Account will be credited to the Securities Account, (iii) all items of property (whether cash, investment property, Cash Equivalents, other investments, securities, instruments or other property) credited to the Securities Account will be treated as a “financial asset” under Article 8 of the NY UCC, (iv) its “securities intermediary’s jurisdiction” (as defined in Section 8-110(e) of the NY UCC) with respect to the Securities Account is the State of New York, and (v) all securities, instruments and other property in order or registered from and credited to the Securities Account shall be payable to or to the order of, or registered in the name of, the Securities Intermediary or shall be indorsed to the Securities Intermediary or in blank, and in no case whatsoever shall any financial asset credited to the Securities Account be registered in the name of the Owner, payable

 

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to or to the order of the Owner or specially indorsed to the Owner except to the extent the foregoing have been specially endorsed by the Owner to the Securities Intermediary or in blank. The Securities Intermediary agrees that it will hold (and will indicate clearly in its books and records that it holds) the Indenture Trustee’s “securities entitlement” to the “financial assets” credited to the Securities Account in trust for the benefit of the Note Holders and each of the Indenture Indemnitees as set forth in this Trust Indenture. The Owner and the Securities Intermediary acknowledge that, by reason of the Indenture Trustee being the “entitlement holder” in respect of the Securities Account as provided above, the Indenture Trustee shall have the sole right and discretion, subject only to the terms of this Trust Indenture, to give all “entitlement orders” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(8) of the NY UCC) with respect to the Securities Account and any and all financial assets and other property credited thereto to the exclusion of the Owner.

SECTION 3.08. Payments to Owner.

Any amount distributed hereunder by the Indenture Trustee to Owner shall be paid to Owner (within the time limits contemplated by Section 2 03(a)) by wire transfer of funds of the type received by the Indenture Trustee at such office and to such account or accounts of such entity or entities as shall be designated by notice from the Owner to the Indenture Trustee from time to time. The Owner hereby notifies the Indenture Trustee that unless and until the Indenture Trustee receives notice to the contrary from the Owner, all amounts to be distributed to the Owner pursuant to this Trust Indenture shall be distributed by wire transfer of funds of the type received by the Indenture Trustee to the Owner’s account specified in Schedule 1 to the Participation Agreement.

ARTICLE IV

COVENANTS OF THE OWNER

SECTION 4.01. Liens

The Owner will not directly or indirectly create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien on or with respect to the Airframe or any Engine, title to any of the foregoing or any interest of the Owner therein, except Permitted Liens. The Owner shall promptly, at its own expense, take such action as may be necessary to duly discharge (by bonding or otherwise) any Lien other than a Permitted Lien arising at any time.

SECTION 4.02. Possession, Operation and Use, Maintenance, Registration and Markings

(a) General. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Owner shall be entitled to operate, use, locate, employ or otherwise utilize or not utilize the Airframe, any Engine or any Parts in any lawful manner or place in accordance with the Owner’s business judgment.

 

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(b) Possession. The Owner, without the prior consent of the Indenture Trustee, shall not lease or otherwise in any manner deliver, transfer or relinquish possession of the Aircraft, the Airframe or any Engine or install any Engine, or permit any Engine to be installed, on any airframe other than the Airframe; except that the Owner may, without such prior written consent of the Indenture Trustee:

(i) Subject or permit any Permitted Lessee to subject (i) the Airframe to normal interchange agreements or (ii) any Engine to normal interchange, pooling, borrowing or similar arrangements, in each case customary in the commercial airline industry and entered into by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee, as the case may be, in the ordinary course of business; provided, however, that if the Owner’s title to any such Engine is divested under any such agreement or arrangement, then such Engine shall be deemed to have suffered an Event of Loss as of the date of such divestiture, and the Owner shall comply with Section 4.04(e) in respect thereof;

(ii) Deliver or permit any Permitted Lessee to deliver possession of the Aircraft, Airframe, any Engine or any Part (x) to the manufacturer thereof or to any third-party maintenance provider for testing, service, repair, maintenance or overhaul work on the Aircraft, Airframe, any Engine or any Part, or, to the extent required or permitted by Section 4.04, for alterations or modifications in or additions to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine or (y) to any Person for the purpose of transport to a Person referred to in the preceding clause (x);

(iii) Install or permit any Permitted Lessee to install an Engine on an airframe owned by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee, as the case may be, free and clear of all Liens, except (x) Permitted Liens and those that do not apply to the Engines, and (y) the rights of third parties under normal interchange or pooling agreements and arrangements of the type that would be permitted under Section 4.02(b)(i);

(iv) Install or permit any Permitted Lessee to install an Engine on an airframe leased to the Owner or such Permitted Lessee, or purchased by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee subject to a mortgage, security agreement, conditional sale or other secured financing arrangement, but only if (x) such airframe is free and clear of all Liens, except (A) the rights of the parties to such lease, or any such secured financing arrangement, covering such airframe and (B) Liens of the type permitted by clause (iii) above and (y) the Owner or Permitted Lessee, as the case may be, shall have received from the lessor, mortgagee, secured party or conditional seller, in respect of such airframe, a written agreement (which may be a copy of the lease, mortgage, security agreement, conditional sale or other agreement covering such airframe), whereby such Person agrees that it will not acquire or claim any right, title or interest in, or Lien on, such Engine by reason of such Engine being installed on such airframe at any time while such Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture;

(v) Install or permit any Permitted Lessee to install an Engine on an airframe owned by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee, leased to the Owner or such Permitted Lessee, or purchased by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee subject to a conditional sale or other security agreement under circumstances where neither clause (iii) or (iv) above is applicable; provided, however, that any such installation shall be deemed an Event of Loss with respect to such Engine, and the Owner shall comply with Section 4.04(e) hereof in respect thereof;

 

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(vi) Transfer or permit any Permitted Lessee to transfer possession of the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine to the U.S. Government, in which event the Owner shall promptly notify the Indenture Trustee in writing of any such transfer of possession and, in the case of any transfer pursuant to CRAF, in such notification shall identify by name, address and telephone numbers the Contracting Office Representative or Representatives for the Military Airlift Command of the United States Air Force to whom notices must be given and to whom requests or claims must be made to the extent applicable under CRAF;

(vii) To the extent permitted by Section 4.04(c) hereof, subject any appliances, Parts or other equipment owned by the Owner and removed from the Airframe, or any Engine, to any pooling arrangement referred to in Section 4.04(c) hereof;

(viii) Enter into a charter or Wet Lease or other similar arrangement with respect to the Aircraft or any other aircraft on which any Engine may be installed (which shall not be considered a transfer of possession hereunder); provided that the Owner’s obligations hereunder shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any such charter or Wet Lease or other similar arrangement;

(ix) So long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, subject to the provisions of the immediately following paragraph, enter into a lease with respect to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine to any Permitted Air Carrier that is not then subject to any bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, reorganization, dissolution or similar proceeding and shall not have substantially all of its property in the possession of any liquidator, trustee, receiver or similar person; provided that, in the case only of a lease to a Permitted Foreign Air Carrier, (A) the United States maintains diplomatic relations with the country of domicile of such Permitted Foreign Air Carrier (or, in the case of Taiwan, diplomatic relations at least as good as those in effect on the Closing Date) and (B) the Owner shall have furnished the Indenture Trustee with a favorable opinion of counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee, in the country of domicile of such Permitted Foreign Air Carrier, that (v) the terms of such lease are the legal, valid and binding obligations of the parties thereto enforceable under the laws of such jurisdiction, (w) it is not necessary for the Indenture Trustee to register or qualify to do business in such jurisdiction, if not already so registered or qualified, as a result, in whole or in part, of the proposed lease, (x) the Indenture Trustee’s Lien in respect of, the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines will be recognized in such jurisdiction, (y) the Laws of such jurisdiction of domicile require fair compensation by the government of such jurisdiction, payable in a currency freely convertible into Dollars, for the loss of title to the Aircraft, Airframe or Engines in the event of the requisition by such government of such title (unless the Owner shall provide insurance in the amounts required with respect to hull insurance under this Trust Indenture covering the requisition of title to the Aircraft, Airframe or Engines by the government of such jurisdiction so long as the Aircraft, Airframe or Engines are subject to such lease) and (z) the agreement of such Permitted Air Carrier that its rights under the lease are subject and subordinate to all the terms of this Trust Indenture is enforceable against such Permitted Air Carrier under applicable law;

provided that (1) the rights of any transferee or Permitted Lessee who receives possession by reason of a transfer permitted by any of clauses (i) through (ix) of this Section 4.02(b) (other than by a transfer of an Engine which is deemed an Event of Loss) shall be subject and subordinate to

 

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all the terms of this Trust Indenture, (2) the Owner shall remain primarily liable for the performance of all of the terms of this Trust Indenture and all the terms and conditions of this Trust Indenture and the other Operative Agreements shall remain in effect and (3) no lease or transfer of possession otherwise in compliance with this Section 4.02(b) shall (x) result in any registration or re-registration of an Aircraft, except to the extent permitted by Section 4.02(e) or the maintenance, operation or use thereof except in compliance with Sections 4.02(c) and 4.02(d) or (y) permit any action not permitted to the Owner hereunder.

In the case of any lease permitted under this Section 4.02(b), the Owner will comply with the notice requirement of Section 6.1.5 of the Participation Agreement and will include in such lease appropriate provisions which (t) make such lease expressly subject and subordinate to all of the terms of this Trust Indenture, including the rights of the Indenture Trustee to avoid such lease in the exercise of its rights to repossession of the Airframe and Engines hereunder; (u) require the Permitted Lessee to comply with the terms of Section 4.06; and (v) require that the Airframe or any Engine subject thereto be used in accordance with the limitations applicable to the Owner’s possession and use provided in this Trust Indenture. No lease permitted under this Section 4.02(b) shall be entered into unless (w) the Owner shall provide written notice to the Indenture Trustee (such notice in the event of a lease to a U.S. Air Carrier to be given promptly after entering into any such lease or, in the case of a lease to any other Permitted Air Carrier, 10 days in advance of entering into such lease); (x) the Owner shall furnish to the Indenture Trustee evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee that the insurance required by Section 4.06 remains in effect; (y) all necessary documents shall have been duly filed, registered or recorded in such public offices as may be required fully to preserve the first priority security interest and International Interest (subject to Permitted Liens) of the Indenture Trustee in the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines; and (z) the Owner shall reimburse the Indenture Trustee for all of its reasonable out-of-pocket fees and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel, incurred by the Indenture Trustee in connection with any such lease. Except as otherwise provided herein and without in any way relieving the Owner from its primary obligation for the performance of its obligations under this Trust Indenture, the Owner may in its sole discretion permit a lessee to exercise any or all rights which the Owner would be entitled to exercise under Sections 4.02 and 4.04, and may cause a lessee to perform any or all of the Owner’s obligations under Article IV, and the Indenture Trustee agrees to accept actual and full performance thereof by a lessee in lieu of performance by the Owner.

Any Wet Lease or similar arrangement under which the Owner maintains operational control of the Aircraft shall not constitute a deliver, transfer or relinquishment of possession of the Aircraft for purposes of this Section.

The Indenture Trustee hereby agrees, and each Note Holder and Related Note Holder by acceptance of an Equipment Note and a Related Equipment Note, respectively, agrees, for the benefit of each lessor, conditional seller, indenture trustee or secured party of any engine leased to, or purchased by, the Owner or any Permitted Lessee subject to a lease, conditional sale, trust indenture or other security agreement that the Indenture Trustee, each Note Holder and Related Note Holder and their respective successors and assigns will not acquire or claim, as against such lessor, conditional seller, indenture trustee or secured party, any right, title or interest in any engine as the result of such engine being installed on the Airframe at any time

 

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while such engine is subject to such lease, conditional sale, trust indenture or other security agreement and owned by such lessor or conditional seller or subject to a trust indenture or security interest in favor of such indenture trustee or secured party.

(c) Operation and Use. So long as the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Owner shall not operate, use or locate the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine, or allow the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine to be operated, used or located, (i) in any area excluded from coverage by any insurance required by the terms of Section 4.06, except in the case of a requisition by the U.S. Government where the Owner obtains indemnity in lieu of such insurance from the U.S. Government, or insurance from the U.S. Government, against substantially the same risks and for at least the amounts of the insurance required by Section 4.06 covering such area, or (ii) in any recognized area of hostilities unless covered in accordance with Section 4.06 by war risk insurance, or in either case unless the Aircraft, the Airframe or any Engine is only temporarily operated, used or located in such area as a result of an emergency, equipment malfunction, navigational error, hijacking, weather condition, medical emergency or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee), so long as the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) diligently and in good faith proceeds to remove the Aircraft from such area. The Owner shall also have the right to operate the Aircraft without having on board the original registration certificate or airworthiness certificate in the event that either or both such certificates disappear from the Aircraft, but only to the extent permitted by Exemption No. 5318 of the FAA Regulations or other similar exemption. So long as the Aircraft, the Airframe or any Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Owner shall not permit such Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine, as the case may be, to be used, operated, maintained, serviced, repaired or overhauled (x) in violation of any Law of any Government Entity having jurisdiction over the Aircraft that is binding on or applicable to such Aircraft, Airframe or Engine or (y) in violation of any airworthiness certificate, license or registration of any Government Entity relating to the Aircraft, the Airframe or any Engine, except (i) immaterial or non-recurring violations with respect to which corrective measures are taken promptly by the Owner or Permitted Lessee, as the case may be, upon discovery thereof, or (ii) to the extent the validity or application of any such Law or requirement relating to any such certificate, license or registration is being contested in good faith by the Owner or Permitted Lessee in any reasonable manner which does not involve any material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine, any material risk of criminal liability or material civil penalty against the Indenture Trustee or impair the Indenture Trustee’s security interest or International Interest in the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine. Owner shall not be in default under or required to take any action set forth in the preceding sentence if it is not possible for Owner to comply with the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States (or other jurisdiction in which the Aircraft is registered) because of a conflict with the Laws of the United States (or other jurisdiction in which the Aircraft is registered).

(d) Maintenance and Repair. So long as the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Owner shall cause the Aircraft, Airframe and each Engine to be maintained, serviced, repaired and overhauled in accordance with (i) maintenance standards required by or substantially equivalent to those required by the Owner’s FAA approved maintenance program or while registered in another jurisdiction, under the applicable maintenance standards required by the Aviation Authority in such jurisdiction

 

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(provided, that in any case, if operated under the maintenance program of an Aviation Authority other the FAA, the Aircraft, Airframe and each Engine shall be maintained according to standards substantially equivalent to those required by the Aviation Authority of any of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom) so as to (A) keep the Aircraft, the Airframe and each Engine in as good operating condition as on the Closing Date, ordinary wear and tear excepted, (B) keep the Aircraft in such operating condition as may be necessary to enable the applicable airworthiness certification of such Aircraft to be maintained under the regulations of the FAA or other Aviation Authority then having jurisdiction over the operation of the Aircraft, except (w) during temporary periods of storage in accordance with applicable regulations, (x) maintenance, testing and modification permitted hereunder, (y) during periods when the FAA or such other Aviation Authority has revoked or suspended the airworthiness certificates for Similar Aircraft or (z) with respect to minor or nonrecurring violations with respect to which corrective measures are taken upon discovery thereof and except to the extent the Owner or Permitted Lessee is promptly contesting in good faith the validity or application of any such Law or requirement relating to any such certificate, license or registration in any reasonable manner which does not create a material risk of sale, loss or forfeiture of the Aircraft, the Airframe or any Engine or the interest of the Indenture Trustee therein or any material risk of criminal liability or material civil penalty against the Indenture Trustee; and (ii) except during periods when a Permitted Lease is in effect, the same standards as the Owner uses with respect to similar aircraft of similar size in its fleet operated by the Owner in similar circumstances and, during any period in which a Permitted Lease is in effect, the same standards used by the Permitted Lessee with respect to similar aircraft of similar size in its fleet and operated by the Permitted Lessee in similar circumstances (it being understood that this clause (ii) shall not limit the Owner’s obligations under the preceding clause (i)). The Owner further agrees that the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines will be maintained, used, serviced, repaired, overhauled or inspected in compliance with each applicable airworthiness certificate, license and registration relating to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine issued by the FAA (or other applicable Aviation Authority). The Owner shall maintain or cause to be maintained the Aircraft Documents in the English language.

(e) Registration. The Owner on or prior to the date of the Closing shall cause the Aircraft to be duly registered in its name under the Act and except as otherwise permitted by this Section 4.02(e) at all times thereafter shall cause the Aircraft to remain so registered. So long as no Special Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Owner may, by written notice to the Indenture Trustee, request to change the country of registration of the Aircraft. Any such change in registration shall be effected only in compliance with, and subject to all of the conditions set forth in, Section 6.4.5 of the Participation Agreement. Unless the Trust Indenture has been discharged, the Owner shall also cause the Trust Indenture to be duly recorded and at all times maintained of record as a first-priority perfected mortgage (subject to Permitted Liens) on the Aircraft, the Airframe and each of the Engines (except to the extent such perfection or priority cannot be maintained solely as a result of the failure by the Indenture Trustee to execute and deliver any necessary documents). Unless the Lien of this Indenture has been discharged, the Owner shall cause the International Interest granted under this Indenture in favor of the Indenture Trustee in each Airframe and Engine to be registered on the International Registry as an International Interest on such Airframe and Engine, subject to the Indenture Trustee providing its consent to the International Registry with respect thereto, and shall cause the sale to the Owner of the Airframe and each Engine at the Closing to be registered on the International Registry.

 

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(f) Markings. If permitted by applicable Law, on or reasonably promptly after the Closing Date, the Owner will cause to be affixed to, and maintained in, the cockpit of the Airframe and on each Engine, in each case, in a clearly visible location, a placard of a reasonable size and shape bearing the legend: “Subject to a security interest in favor of Wilmington Trust Company, not in its individual capacity but solely as Indenture Trustee.” Such placards may be removed temporarily, if necessary, in the course of maintenance of the Airframe or Engines. If any such placard is damaged or becomes illegible, the Owner shall promptly replace it with a placard complying with the requirements of this Section.

SECTION 4.03. Inspection

(a) At all reasonable times upon at least 15 Business Days prior written notice to Owner, so long as the Aircraft is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Indenture Trustee and its authorized representatives (the “Inspecting Parties”) may (not more than once every twelve (12) months unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing then such inspection right shall not be so limited) inspect the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines (including without limitation, the Aircraft Documents) and any such Inspecting Party may make copies of such Aircraft Documents not reasonably deemed confidential by the Owner or such Permitted Lessee.

(b) Any inspection of the Aircraft hereunder shall be limited to a visual, walk-around inspection and shall not include the opening of any panels, bays or the like or other components of the Aircraft, and no such inspection shall interfere with the Owner’s or any Permitted Lessee’s maintenance and operation of the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines. Any inspection shall be subject to the Owner’s safety and security rules applicable to the location of the Aircraft.

(c) With respect to such rights of inspection, the Indenture Trustee shall not have any duty or liability to make, or any duty or liability by reason of not making, any such visit, inspection or survey.

(d) Each Inspecting Party shall bear its own expenses in connection with any such inspection (including the cost of any copies made in accordance with Section 4.03(a)).

SECTION 4.04. Replacement and Pooling of Parts, Alterations, Modifications and Additions; Substitution of Engines

(a) Replacement of Parts. Except as otherwise provided herein, so long as the Airframe or Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Owner, at its own cost and expense, will, or will cause a Permitted Lessee to, at its own cost and expense, promptly replace (or cause to be replaced) all Parts which may from time to time be incorporated or installed in or attached to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine and which may from time to time become worn out, lost, stolen, destroyed, seized, confiscated, damaged beyond repair or permanently rendered unfit for use for any reason whatsoever, except as otherwise provided in

 

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paragraph (d) of this Section 4.04 or if the Airframe or Engine to which a Part relates has suffered an Event of Loss. In addition, the Owner may, at its own cost and expense, or may permit a Permitted Lessee at its own cost and expense to, remove (or cause to be removed) in the ordinary course of maintenance, service, repair, overhaul or testing any Parts, whether or not worn out, lost, stolen, destroyed, seized, confiscated, damaged beyond repair or permanently rendered unfit for use; provided, however, that the Owner, except as otherwise provided herein, at its own cost and expense, will, or will cause a Permitted Lessee at its own cost and expense to, replace such Parts as promptly as practicable. All replacement parts shall be free and clear of all Liens, except for Permitted Liens and pooling arrangements to the extent permitted by Section 4.04(c) below (and except in the case of replacement property temporarily installed on an emergency basis) and shall be in good operating condition and have a value and utility not less than the value and utility of the Parts replaced (assuming such replaced Parts were in the condition required hereunder).

(b) Parts. Except as otherwise provided herein, any Part at any time removed from the Airframe or any Engine shall remain subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, no matter where located, until such time as such Part shall be replaced by a part that has been incorporated or installed in or attached to such Airframe or any Engine and that meets the requirements for replacement parts specified above. Immediately upon any replacement part becoming incorporated or installed in or attached to such Airframe or any Engine as provided in Section 4.04(a), without further act, (i) the replaced Part shall thereupon be free and clear of all rights of the Indenture Trustee and shall no longer be deemed a Part hereunder, and (ii) such replacement part shall become a Part subject to this Trust Indenture and be deemed part of such Airframe or any Engine, as the case may be, for all purposes hereof to the same extent as the Parts originally incorporated or installed in or attached to such Airframe or any Engine. Upon request of Owner, the Indenture Trustee shall, at Owner’s expense, execute and deliver to Owner such documents as may be reasonably required to evidence the release of any replaced Part from the Lien of the Indenture.

(c) Pooling of Parts. Any Part removed from the Aircraft, Airframe or an Engine may be subjected by the Owner or a Permitted Lessee to a normal pooling arrangement customary in the airline industry and entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Owner or Permitted Lessee, provided that the part replacing such removed Part shall be incorporated or installed in or attached to such Airframe or any Engine in accordance with Sections 4.04(a) and 4.04(b) as promptly as practicable after the removal of such removed Part. In addition, any replacement part when incorporated or installed in or attached to the Airframe or any Engine may be owned by any third party, subject to a normal pooling arrangement, so long as the Owner or a Permitted Lessee, at its own cost and expense, as promptly thereafter as reasonably possible, either (i) causes such replacement part to become subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens, at which time such replacement part shall become a Part or (ii) replaces (or causes to be replaced) such replacement part by incorporating or installing in or attaching to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine a further replacement part owned by the Owner free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens and which shall become subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture in accordance with Section 4.04(b).

 

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(d) Alterations, Modifications and Additions. The Owner shall, or shall cause a Permitted Lessee to, make (or cause to be made) alterations and modifications in and additions to the Aircraft, Airframe and each Engine as may be required to be made from time to time to meet the applicable standards of the FAA or other Aviation Authority having jurisdiction over the operation of the Aircraft, to the extent made mandatory in respect of the Aircraft (a “Mandatory Modification”); except for (i) immaterial and non-recurring violations with respect to which corrective measures are being taken promptly by Owner or a Permitted Lessee and (ii) any law, rule, regulation or order the validity or application of which is being contested in good faith by the Owner or any Permitted Lessee in any reasonable manner which does not materially adversely affect the Indenture Trustee’s interest in the Aircraft, does not impair the Indenture Trustee’s security interest or International Interest in the Aircraft and does not involve any material risk of sale, forfeiture or loss of the Aircraft or the interest of the Indenture Trustee therein or any material risk of material civil penalty or any material risk of criminal liability being imposed on the Indenture Trustee or the holder of any Equipment Note. In addition, the Owner, at its own expense, may, or may permit a Permitted Lessee at its own cost and expense to, from time to time make or cause to be made such alterations and modifications in and additions to the Airframe or any Engine (each an “Optional Modification”) as the Owner or such Permitted Lessee may deem desirable in the proper conduct of its business including, without limitation, removal of Parts which the Owner deems are obsolete or no longer suitable or appropriate for use in the Aircraft, Airframe or such Engine; provided, however, that no such Optional Modification shall (i) materially diminish the fair market value, utility, or useful life of the Aircraft or any Engine below its fair market value, utility or useful life immediately prior to such Optional Modification (assuming the Aircraft or such Engine was in the condition required by this Trust Indenture immediately prior to such Optional Modification) or (ii) cause the Aircraft to cease to have the applicable standard certificate of airworthiness except that such certificate of airworthiness temporarily may be replaced by an experimental certificate during the process of implementing and testing such Optional Modification and securing related FAA re-certification of the Aircraft. For the avoidance of doubt, Owner may make alterations in the passenger configuration of the Aircraft and such alterations shall not constitute an Optional Modification. All Parts incorporated or installed in or attached to any Airframe or any Engine as the result of any alteration, modification or addition effected by the Owner shall be free and clear of any Liens except Permitted Liens and become subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture; provided that the Owner or any Permitted Lessee may, at any time so long as the Airframe or any Engine is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, remove any such Part (such Part being referred to herein as a “Removable Part”) from such Airframe or an Engine if (i) such Part is in addition to, and not in replacement of or in substitution for, any Part originally incorporated or installed in or attached to such Airframe or any Engine at the time of delivery thereof hereunder or any Part in replacement of, or in substitution for, any such original Part, (ii) such Part is not required to be incorporated or installed in or attached or added to such Airframe or any Engine pursuant to the terms of Section 4.02(d) or the first sentence of this Section 4.04(d) and (iii) such Part can be removed from such Airframe or any Engine without materially diminishing the fair market value, utility or remaining useful life which such Airframe or any Engine would have had at the time of removal had such removal not been effected by the Owner, assuming the Aircraft was otherwise maintained in the condition required by this Trust Indenture and such Removable Part had not been incorporated or installed in or attached to the Aircraft, Airframe or such Engine. Upon the removal by the Owner of any such Part as above

 

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provided in this Section 4.04(d), title thereto shall, without further act, be free and clear of all rights of the Indenture Trustee and such Part shall no longer be deemed a Part hereunder. Removable Parts may be leased from or financed by third parties other than the Indenture Trustee. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Indenture, Owner may, at any time, install or permit to be installed in the Aircraft Passenger Convenience Equipment owned by Owner or any Permitted Lessee or by third parties and leased or otherwise furnished to Owner in the ordinary course of business (including pursuant to a conditional sale contract, a licence or otherwise), and Owner may remove (and not replace) or permit to be removed (and not replaced) the same, and Indenture Trustee shall not acquire a Lien thereon by virtue of such installation or otherwise, and the rights of the owners therein shall not constitute a default under this Trust Indenture, it being acknowledged and agreed, however, that in no event shall the installation of any such Passenger Convenience Equipment impair or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Indenture Trustee hereunder and under applicable law.

(e) Substitution of Engines. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Loss with respect to an Engine under circumstances in which an Event of Loss with respect to the Airframe has not occurred, the Owner shall promptly (and in any event within fifteen (15) days after such occurrence) give the Indenture Trustee written notice of such Event of Loss. The Owner shall have the right at its option at any time, on at least five (5) Business Days’ prior notice to the Indenture Trustee, to substitute, and if an Event of Loss shall have occurred with respect to an Engine under circumstances in which an Event of Loss with respect to the Airframe has not occurred, shall within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the occurrence of such Event of Loss substitute, a Replacement Engine for any Engine. In such event, immediately upon the effectiveness of such substitution and without further act, (i) the replaced Engine shall thereupon be free and clear of all rights of the Indenture Trustee and the Lien of this Trust Indenture and shall no longer be deemed an Engine hereunder and (ii) such Replacement Engine shall become subject to this Trust Indenture and be deemed part of the Aircraft for all purposes hereof to the same extent as the replaced Engine. Such Replacement Engine shall be an engine manufactured by Engine Manufacturer that is the same model as the Engine to be replaced thereby, or an improved model, and that is suitable for installation and use on the Airframe, and that has a value, utility and remaining useful life (without regard to hours and cycles remaining until overhaul) at least equal to the Engine to be replaced thereby (assuming that such Engine had been maintained in accordance with this Trust Indenture). The Owner’s right to make a replacement hereunder shall be subject to the fulfillment (which may be simultaneous with such replacement) of the following conditions precedent at the Owner’s sole cost and expense, and the Indenture Trustee agrees to cooperate with the Owner to the extent necessary to enable it to timely satisfy such conditions:

(i) an executed counterpart of each of the following documents shall be delivered to the Indenture Trustee:

(A) a Trust Indenture Supplement covering the Replacement Engine, which shall have been duly filed for recordation pursuant to the Act or such other applicable law of the jurisdiction other than the United States in which the Aircraft of which such Engine is a part is registered in accordance with Section 4.02(e), as the case may be;

 

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(B) a full warranty bill of sale (as to title), covering the Replacement Engine, executed by the former owner thereof in favor of the Owner (or, at the Owner’s option, other evidence of the Owner’s ownership of such Replacement Engine, reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee); and

(C) UCC financing statements covering the security interests created by this Trust Indenture (or any similar statements or other documents required to be filed or delivered pursuant to the laws of the jurisdiction in which such Aircraft may be registered) as are deemed necessary or desirable by counsel for the Indenture Trustee to protect the security interests of the Indenture Trustee in the Replacement Engine;

(ii) the Owner shall cause to be delivered to the Indenture Trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that the Lien of this Trust Indenture continues to be in full force and effect with respect to the Replacement Engine and such evidence of compliance with the insurance provisions of Section 4.06 with respect to such Replacement Engine as the Indenture Trustee shall reasonably request;

(iii) promptly after the filing of the Trust Indenture Supplement, the Owner shall have caused to be furnished to the Indenture Trustee an opinion of the Owner’s aviation law counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee addressed to the Indenture Trustee as to the due filing for recordation of the Trust Indenture Supplement with respect to such Replacement Engine under the Act or such other applicable law of the jurisdiction other than the United States in which the Aircraft is registered in accordance with Section 4.02(e), as the case may be, and the registration (which the Owner shall have caused to be effected) with the International Registry of the sale to the Owner of such Replacement Engine (if occurring after February 28, 2006) and the International Interest granted under such Trust Indenture Supplement with respect to such Replacement Engine; and

(iv) the Owner shall have furnished to the Indenture Trustee a certificate of a qualified aircraft engineer (who may be an employee of the Owner) or an independent appraiser certifying that such Replacement Engine has a value and utility and remaining useful life (without regard to hours and cycles remaining until overhaul) at least equal to the Engine so replaced (assuming that such Engine had been maintained in accordance with this Trust Indenture).

Upon satisfaction of all conditions to such substitution, (x) the Indenture Trustee shall execute and deliver to the Owner such documents and instruments, prepared at the Owner’s expense, as the Owner shall reasonably request to evidence the release of such replaced Engine from the Lien of this Trust Indenture, (y) the Indenture Trustee shall assign to the Owner all claims it may have against any other Person relating to any Event of Loss giving rise to such substitution and (z) the Owner shall receive all insurance proceeds (other than those reserved to others under Section 4.06(b)) and proceeds in respect of any Event of Loss giving rise to such replacement to the extent not previously applied to the purchase price of the Replacement Engine as provided in Section 4.05(d).

 

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SECTION 4.05. Loss, Destruction or Requisition

(a) Event of Loss With Respect to the Airframe. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Loss with respect to the Airframe, the Owner shall promptly (and in any event within fifteen (15) days after such occurrence) give the Indenture Trustee written notice of such Event of Loss. The Owner shall, within forty-five (45) days after such occurrence, give the Indenture Trustee written notice of the Owner’s election to either replace the Airframe as provided under Section 4.05(a)(i) or to make payment in respect of such Event of Loss as provided under Section 4.05(a)(ii) (it being agreed that if the Owner shall not have given the Indenture Trustee such notice of such election within the above specified time period, the Owner shall be deemed to have elected to make payment in respect of such Event of Loss as provided under Section 4.05(a)(ii)):

(i) if the Owner elects to replace the Airframe, the Owner shall, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions contained in Section 4.05(c), as promptly as possible and in any event within one hundred and twenty (120) days after the occurrence of such Event of Loss, cause to be subjected to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, in replacement of the Airframe with respect to which the Event of Loss occurred, a Replacement Airframe and, if any Engine shall have been installed on the Airframe when it suffered the Event of Loss, a Replacement Engine therefor, such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines to be free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens and to have a value, utility and remaining useful life (without regard to hours or cycles remaining until the next regular maintenance check) at least equal to the Airframe or Engine, as the case may be, to be replaced thereby (assuming that such Airframe or Engine had been maintained in accordance with this Trust Indenture); provided that if the Owner shall not perform its obligation to effect such replacement under this clause (i) during the 120-day period of time provided herein, it shall pay the amounts required to be paid pursuant to and within the time frame specified in clause (ii) below; or

(ii) if the Owner elects to make a payment in respect of such Event of Loss of the Airframe, the Owner shall make a payment to the Indenture Trustee for purposes of redeeming Equipment Notes in accordance with Section 2.09 hereof on a date on or before the Business Day next following the earlier of (x) the one hundred and twentieth (120)th day following the date of the occurrence of such Event of Loss, and (y) the fourth (4th) Business Day following the receipt of insurance proceeds with respect to such Event of Loss (but in any event not earlier than the date of the Owner’s election under Section 4.05(a) to make payment under this Section 4.05 (a)(ii)); and upon such payment and payment of all other Secured Obligations then due and payable, the Indenture Trustee shall, at the cost and expense of the Owner, release from the Lien of this Trust Indenture the Airframe and the Engines, by executing and delivering to the Owner all documents and instruments as the Owner may reasonably request to evidence such release.

(b) Effect of Replacement. Should the Owner have provided a Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, as provided for in Section 4.05(a)(i), (i) the Lien of this Trust Indenture shall continue with respect to such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, as though no Event of Loss had occurred; (ii) the Indenture Trustee shall, at the cost and expense of the Owner, release from the Lien of this Trust Indenture the replaced Airframe and Engines, if any, by executing and delivering to the Owner such documents and instruments as the Owner may reasonably request to evidence such release; and (iii) in the case of a replacement upon an Event of Loss, the Indenture Trustee shall assign to the

 

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Owner all claims the Indenture Trustee may have against any other Person arising from the Event of Loss and the Owner shall receive all insurance proceeds (other than those reserved to others under Section 4.06(b)) and proceeds from any award in respect of condemnation, confiscation, seizure or requisition, including any investment interest thereon, to the extent not previously applied to the purchase price of the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, as provided in Section 4.05(d).

(c) Conditions to Airframe and Engine Replacement. The Owner’s right to substitute a Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, as provided in Section 4.05(a)(i) shall be subject to the fulfillment, at the Owner’s sole cost and expense, in addition to the conditions contained in such Section 4.05(a)(i), of the following conditions precedent:

(i) on the date when the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, is subjected to the Lien of this Trust Indenture (such date being referred to in this Section 4.05 as the “Replacement Closing Date”), an executed counterpart of each of the following documents (or, in the case of the FAA Bill of Sale and full warranty bill of sale referred to below, a photocopy thereof) shall have been delivered to the Indenture Trustee:

(A) a Trust Indenture Supplement covering the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, which shall have been duly filed for recordation pursuant to the Act or such other applicable law of such jurisdiction other than the United States in which the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, are to be registered in accordance with Section 4.02(e), as the case may be;

(B) an FAA Bill of Sale (or a comparable document, if any, of another Aviation Authority, if applicable) covering the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, executed by the former owner thereof in favor of the Owner;

(C) a full warranty (as to title) bill of sale, covering the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, executed by the former owner thereof in favor of the Owner (or, at the Owner’s option, other evidence of the Owner’s ownership of such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee); and

(D) UCC financing statements (or any similar statements or other documents required to be filed or delivered pursuant to the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, may be registered in accordance with Section 4.02(e)) as are deemed necessary or desirable by counsel for the Indenture Trustee to protect the security interests of the Indenture Trustee in the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any;

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(without regard to hours or cycles remaining until the next regular maintenance check) at least equal to, and be in as good operating condition and repair as, the Airframe and any Engines replaced (assuming such Airframe and Engines had been maintained in accordance with this Trust Indenture);

(iii) the Indenture Trustee (acting directly or by authorization to its special counsel) shall have received satisfactory evidence as to the compliance with Section 4.06 with respect to the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any;

(iv) on the Replacement Closing Date, (A) the Owner shall cause the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, to be subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture free and clear of Liens (other than Permitted Liens), (B) the Replacement Airframe shall have been duly certified by the FAA as to airworthiness in accordance with the terms of this Trust Indenture, (C) application for registration of the Replacement Airframe in accordance with Section 4.02(e) shall have been duly made with the FAA or other applicable Aviation Authority and the Owner shall have authority to operate the Replacement Airframe and (D) the Owner shall have caused the sale of such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engine(s), if any, to the Owner (if occurring after February 28, 2006) and the International Interest granted under the Trust Indenture Supplement in favor of the Indenture Trustee with respect to such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engine(s), if any, each to be registered on the International Registry as a sale or an International Interest, respectively;

(v) the Indenture Trustee at the expense of the Owner, shall have received (acting directly or by authorization to its special counsel) (A) an opinion of counsel, addressed to the Indenture Trustee, to the effect that the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engine, if any, has or have duly been made subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, and the Indenture Trustee will be entitled to the benefits of Section 1110 with respect to the Replacement Airframe, provided that such opinion with respect to Section 1110 need not be delivered to the extent that immediately prior to such replacement the benefits of Section 1110 were not, solely by reason of a change in law or court interpretation thereof, available to the Indenture Trustee;

(vi) promptly after the filing of the Trust Indenture Supplement, the Owner shall cause to be furnished to the Indenture Trustee an opinion of the Owner’s aviation law counsel reasonably satisfactory to and addressed to the Indenture Trustee as to the due registration of any such Replacement Airframe and the due filing for recordation of each Trust Indenture Supplement with respect to such Replacement Airframe or Replacement Engine under the Act or such other applicable law of the jurisdiction other than the United States in which the Replacement Airframe is to be registered in accordance with Section 4.02(e), as the case may be, and the registration (which the Owner shall have caused to be effected) with the International Registry of the sale of such Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engine(s), if any, to the Owner (if occurring after February 28, 2006) and of the International Interest granted under the Trust Indenture Supplement with respect to such Replacement Aircraft and Replacement Engine(s), if any; and

 

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(vii) the Owner shall have furnished to the Indenture Trustee a certificate of a qualified aircraft engineer (who may be an employee of the Owner) or an independent appraiser certifying that the Replacement Airframe and Replacement Engines, if any, have a value and utility and remaining useful life (without regard to hours and cycles remaining until overhaul) at least equal to the Airframe and any Engines so replaced (assuming that such Airframe and Engines had been maintained in accordance with this Trust Indenture).

(d) Non-Insurance Payments Received on Account of an Event of Loss. Any amounts, other than insurance proceeds in respect of damage or loss not constituting an Event of Loss (the application of which is provided for in Annex B), received at any time by the Indenture Trustee or the Owner from any Government Entity or any other Person in respect of any Event of Loss will be applied as follows:

(i) If such amounts are received with respect to the Airframe, and any Engine installed thereon at the time of such Event of Loss, upon compliance by the Owner with the applicable terms of Section 4.05(c) with respect to the Event of Loss for which such amounts are received, such amounts shall be paid over to, or retained by, the Owner;

(ii) If such amounts are received with respect to an Engine (other than an Engine installed on the Airframe at the time such Airframe suffers an Event of Loss), upon compliance by the Owner with the applicable terms of Section 4.04(e) with respect to the Event of Loss for which such amounts are received, such amounts shall be paid over to, or retained by, the Owner;

(iii) If such amounts are received, in whole or in part, with respect to the Airframe, and the Owner makes, has made or is deemed to have made the election set forth in Section 4.05(a)(ii), such amounts shall be applied as follows:

first, if the sum described in Section 4.05(a)(ii) has not then been paid in full by the Owner, such amounts shall be paid to the Indenture Trustee to the extent necessary to pay in full such sum; and

second, the remainder, if any, shall be paid to the Owner.

(e) Requisition for Use. In the event of a requisition for use by any Government Entity of the Airframe and the Engines, if any, or engines installed on such Airframe while such Airframe is subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Owner shall promptly notify the Indenture Trustee of such requisition and all of the Owner’s obligations under this Trust Indenture shall continue to the same extent as if such requisition had not occurred except to the extent that the performance or observance of any obligation by the Owner shall have been prevented or delayed by such requisition; provided that the Owner’s obligations under this Section 4.05 with respect to the occurrence of an Event of Loss for the payment of money and under Section 4.06 (except while an assumption of liability by the U.S. Government of the scope referred to in Section 4.02(c) is in effect) shall not be reduced or delayed by such requisition. Any payments received by the Indenture Trustee or the Owner or Permitted Lessee from such Government Entity with respect to such requisition of use shall be paid over to, or

 

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retained by, the Owner. In the event of an Event of Loss of an Engine resulting from the requisition for use by a Government Entity of such Engine (but not the Airframe), the Owner will replace such Engine hereunder by complying with the terms of Section 4.04(e) and any payments received by the Indenture Trustee or the Owner from such Government Entity with respect to such requisition shall be paid over to, or retained by, the Owner.

(f) Certain Payments to be Held As Security. Any amount referred to in this Section 4.05 or Section 4.06 which is payable or creditable to, or retainable by, the Owner shall not be paid or credited to, or retained by the Owner if at the time of such payment, credit or retention a Special Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, but shall be paid to and held by the Indenture Trustee as security for the obligations of the Owner under this Trust Indenture and the Operative Agreements, and at such time as there shall not be continuing any such Special Default or Event of Default such amount and any gain realized as a result of investments required to be made pursuant to Section 6.06 shall to the extent not theretofore applied as provided herein, be paid over to the Owner.

SECTION 4.06. Insurance

(a) Owner’s Obligation to Insure. The Owner shall comply with, or cause to be complied with, each of the provisions of Annex B, which provisions are hereby incorporated by this reference as if set forth in full herein.

(b) Insurance for Own Account. Nothing in Section 4.06 shall limit or prohibit (a) Owner from maintaining the policies of insurance required under Annex B with higher limits than those specified in Annex B, or (b) Indenture Trustee from obtaining insurance for its own account (and any proceeds payable under such separate insurance shall be payable as provided in the policy relating thereto); provided, however, that no insurance may be obtained or maintained that would limit or otherwise adversely affect the coverage of any insurance required to be obtained or maintained by the Owner pursuant to this Section 4.06 and Annex B.

(c) Indemnification by Government in Lieu of Insurance. The Indenture Trustee agrees to accept, in lieu of insurance against any risk with respect to the Aircraft described in Annex B, indemnification from, or insurance provided by, the U.S. Government, or upon the written consent of the Indenture Trustee, other Government Entity, against such risk in an amount that, when added to the amount of insurance (including permitted self-insurance), if any, against such risk that the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) may continue to maintain, in accordance with this Section 4.06, during the period of such requisition or transfer, shall be at least equal to the amount of insurance against such risk otherwise required by this Section 4.06.

(d) Application of Insurance Proceeds. As between the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, all insurance proceeds received as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Loss with respect to the Aircraft or any Engine under policies required to be maintained by the Owner pursuant to this Section 4.06 will be applied in accordance with Section 4.05(d). All proceeds of insurance required to be maintained by the Owner, in accordance with Section 4.06 and Section B of Annex B, in respect of any property damage or loss not constituting an Event of Loss with respect to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine will be applied in payment (or to reimburse Owner) for repairs or for replacement property, and any balance remaining after such repairs or replacement with respect to such damage or loss shall be paid over to, or retained by, the Owner.

 

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SECTION 4.07. Merger of Owner

(a) In General. The Owner shall not consolidate with or merge into any other person under circumstances in which Owner is not the surviving corporation, or convey, transfer or lease in one or more transactions all or substantially all of its assets to any other person, unless:

(i) such person is organized, existing and in good standing under the Laws of the United States, any State of the United States or the District of Columbia and, upon consummation of such transaction, such person will be a U.S. Air Carrier;

(ii) such person executes and delivers to the Indenture Trustee a duly authorized, legal, valid, binding and enforceable agreement, reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Indenture Trustee, containing an effective assumption by such person of the due and punctual performance and observance of each covenant, agreement and condition in the Operative Agreements to be performed or observed by the Owner;

(iii) if the Aircraft is, at the time, registered with the FAA, such person makes such filings and recordings with the FAA pursuant to the Act or if the Aircraft is, at the time, not registered with FAA, such person makes such filings and recordings with the applicable Aviation Authority and, irrespective of the registry of the Aircraft, such person makes such registrations with the International Registry, in any case, as shall be necessary to evidence such consolidation or merger; and

(iv) immediately after giving effect to such consolidation or merger no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

(b) Effect of Merger. Upon any such consolidation or merger of the Owner with or into, or the conveyance, transfer or lease by the Owner of all or substantially all of its assets to, any Person in accordance with this Section 4.07, such Person will succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Owner under the Operative Agreements with the same effect as if such person had been named as “Owner” therein. No such consolidation or merger, or conveyance, transfer or lease, shall have the effect of releasing Owner or such Person from any of the obligations, liabilities, covenants or undertakings of the Owner under this Trust Indenture.

 

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ARTICLE V

EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES OF INDENTURE TRUSTEE

SECTION 5.01. Event of Default

“Event of Default” means any of the following events (whatever the reason for such Event of Default and whether such event shall be voluntary or involuntary or come about or be effected by operation of Law or pursuant to or in compliance with any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

(i) the failure of the Owner to pay (i) principal of, interest on or Make-Whole Amount, if any, under any Equipment Note when due, and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of ten (10) Business Days, or (ii) any other amount payable by it to the Note Holders under this Trust Indenture or the Participation Agreement when due, and such failure shall continue for a period in excess of ten (10) Business Days after the Owner has received written notice from the Indenture Trustee of the failure to make such payment when due;

(ii) Owner shall fail to carry and maintain, or cause to be carried and maintained, insurance on and in respect of the Aircraft, Airframe and Engines in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.06;

(iii) Owner shall fail to observe or perform (or caused to be observed and performed) in any material respect any other covenant, agreement or obligation set forth herein or in any other Operative Agreement to which Owner is a party and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days from and after the date of written notice thereof to the Owner from the Indenture Trustee, unless such failure is capable of being corrected and the Owner shall be diligently proceeding to correct such failure, in which case there shall be no Event of Default unless and until such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of two hundred and seventy (270) days after receipt of such notice;

(iv) any representation or warranty made by the Owner herein, in the Participation Agreement or in any other Operative Agreement to which Owner is a party (a) shall prove to have been untrue or inaccurate in any material respect as of the date made, (b) such untrue or inaccurate representation or warranty is material at the time in question, (c) and the same shall remain uncured (to the extent of the adverse impact of such incorrectness on the interest of the Indenture Trustee) for a period in excess of thirty (30) days from and after the date of written notice thereof from the Indenture Trustee to the Owner;

(v) the Owner shall consent to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, trustee or liquidator of itself or of a substantial part of its property, or the Owner shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they come due or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or the Owner shall file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy or a voluntary petition or an answer seeking reorganization, liquidation or other relief under any bankruptcy laws or insolvency laws (as in effect at such time), or an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such case, or the Owner shall seek relief by voluntary petition, answer or consent, under the provisions of any other bankruptcy or similar law providing for the reorganization or winding-up of corporations (as in effect at such time), or the Owner shall seek an agreement, composition, extension or adjustment with its creditors under such laws;

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property of the Owner shall be sequestered, or granting any other relief in respect of the Owner as a debtor under any bankruptcy laws or other insolvency laws (as in effect at such time), and any such order, judgment, decree, or decree of appointment or sequestration shall remain in force undismissed, unstayed or unvacated for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days after the date of entry thereof;

(vii) a petition against the Owner in a proceeding under any bankruptcy laws or other insolvency laws (as in effect at such time) is filed and not withdrawn or dismissed within 90 days thereafter, or if, under the provisions of any law providing for reorganization or winding-up of corporations which may apply to the Owner, any court of competent jurisdiction shall assume jurisdiction, custody or control of the Owner of any substantial part of its property and such jurisdiction, custody or control shall remain in force unrelinquished, unstayed or unterminated for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days; or

(viii) the occurrence of a Related Indenture Event of Default.

provided, however, that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 5.01, any failure of Owner to perform or observe any covenant, condition, agreement or any error in a representation or warranty shall not constitute an Event of Default if such failure or error is caused solely by reason of any event that constitutes an Event of Loss so long as Owner is continuing to comply with all of the terms of Section 4.04(e) and Section 4.05 hereof.

SECTION 5.02. Remedies

(a) If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and so long as the same shall continue unremedied, then and in every such case the Indenture Trustee may exercise any or all of the rights and powers and pursue any and all of the remedies pursuant to this Article V and shall have and may exercise all of the rights and remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code or of a chargee under the Cape Town Treaty and may take possession of all or any part of the properties covered or intended to be covered by the Lien created hereby or pursuant hereto and may exclude the Owner and all persons claiming under it wholly or partly therefrom; provided that the Indenture Trustee shall give the Owner twenty (20) days’ prior written notice of its intention to sell the Aircraft; provided further, that during any period the Aircraft is subject to the CRAF program and in possession of the U.S. Government or an agency or instrumentality of the United States, the Indenture Trustee shall not, on account of any Event of Default, be entitled to exercise or pursue any of the powers, rights or remedies described in this Article V in such manner as to limit the Owner’s control (or any Permitted Lessee’s control under any lease) of any Airframe or any Engines installed thereon, unless at least sixty (60) days (or such lesser period as may then be applicable under the Air Mobility Command program of the U.S. Government) written notice of default hereunder shall have been given by the Indenture Trustee by registered or certified mail to the Owner (any Permitted Lessee) with a copy addressed to the Contracting Office Representative of the Air Mobility Command of the United States Air Force under any contract with the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) relating to the Aircraft. Without limiting any of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that the Indenture Trustee may exercise any right of sale of the Aircraft available to it, even though it shall not have taken possession of the Aircraft and shall not have possession thereof at the time of such sale.

 

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(b) If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, then and in every such case the Indenture Trustee may (and shall, upon receipt of a written demand therefor from a Majority in Interest of Note Holders), at any time, by delivery of written notice or notices to the Owner, declare all the Equipment Notes to be due and payable, whereupon the unpaid Original Amount of all Equipment Notes then outstanding, together with accrued but unpaid interest thereon (without Make-Whole Amount) and other amounts due thereunder or otherwise payable hereunder, shall immediately become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or notice, all of which are hereby waived; provided that if an Event of Default referred to in clause (v), (vi) or (vii) of Section 5.01 hereof shall have occurred, then and in every such case the unpaid Original Amount then outstanding, together with accrued but unpaid interest (without Make-Whole Amount) and all other amounts due hereunder and under the Equipment Notes shall immediately and without further act become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or notice, all of which are hereby waived.

This Section 5.02(b), however, is subject to the condition that, if at any time after the Original Amount of the Equipment Notes shall have become so due and payable, and before any judgment or decree for the payment of the money so due, or any thereof, shall be entered, all overdue payments of interest upon the Equipment Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder or under the Equipment Notes (except the Original Amount of the Equipment Notes and any Make-Whole Amount which by such declaration shall have become payable) shall have been duly paid, and every other Default and Event of Default with respect to any covenant or provision of this Trust Indenture shall have been cured, then and in every such case a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may (but shall not be obligated to), by written instrument filed with the Indenture Trustee, rescind and annul the Indenture Trustee’s declaration (or such automatic acceleration) and its consequences; but no such rescission or annulment shall extend to or affect any subsequent Default or Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.

(c) The Note Holders shall be entitled, at any sale pursuant to this Section 5.02, to credit against any purchase price bid at such sale by such holder all or any part of the unpaid obligations owing to such Note Holder and secured by the Lien of this Trust Indenture (only to the extent that such purchase price would have been paid to such Note Holder pursuant to Article III hereof if such purchase price were paid in cash and the foregoing provisions of this subsection (c) were not given effect).

(d) In the event of any sale of the Collateral, or any part thereof, pursuant to any judgment or decree of any court or otherwise in connection with the enforcement of any of the terms of this Trust Indenture, the unpaid Original Amount of all Equipment Notes then outstanding, together with accrued interest thereon (without Make-Whole Amount), and other amounts due thereunder, shall immediately become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or notice, all of which are hereby waived.

(e) Notwithstanding anything contained herein, so long as the Pass Through Trustee under any Pass Through Trust Agreement (or its designee) is a Note Holder, the Indenture Trustee will not be authorized or empowered to acquire title to any Collateral or take any action with respect to any Collateral so acquired by it if such acquisition or action would cause any Trust to fail to qualify as a “grantor trust” for federal income tax purposes.

 

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SECTION 5.03. Return of Aircraft, Etc.

(a) If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the Equipment Notes have been accelerated, at the request of the Indenture Trustee, the Owner shall promptly execute and deliver to the Indenture Trustee such instruments of title and other documents as the Indenture Trustee may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Indenture Trustee or an agent or representative designated by the Indenture Trustee, at such time or times and place or places as the Indenture Trustee may specify, to obtain possession of all or any part of the Collateral to which the Indenture Trustee shall at the time be entitled hereunder. If the Owner shall for any reason fail to execute and deliver such instruments and documents after such request by the Indenture Trustee, the Indenture Trustee may (i) obtain a judgment conferring on the Indenture Trustee the right to immediate possession and requiring the Owner to execute and deliver such instruments and documents to the Indenture Trustee, to the entry of which judgment the Owner hereby specifically consents to the fullest extent permitted by Law, and (ii) pursue all or part of such Collateral wherever it may be found and may enter any of the premises of the Owner wherever such Collateral may be or be supposed to be and search for such Collateral and take possession of and remove such Collateral. All expenses of obtaining such judgment or of pursuing, searching for and taking such property shall, until paid, be secured by the Lien of this Trust Indenture.

(b) Upon every such taking of possession, the Indenture Trustee may, from time to time, at the expense of the Collateral, make all such expenditures for maintenance, use, operation, storage, insurance, leasing, control, management, disposition, modifications or alterations to and of the Collateral, as it may deem proper. In each such case, the Indenture Trustee shall have the right to maintain, use, operate, store, insure, lease, control, manage, dispose of, modify or alter the Collateral and to exercise all rights and powers of the Owner relating to the Collateral, as the Indenture Trustee shall deem best, including the right to enter into any and all such agreements with respect to the maintenance, use, operation, storage, insurance, leasing, control, management, disposition, modification or alteration of the Collateral or any part thereof as the Indenture Trustee may determine, and the Indenture Trustee shall be entitled to collect and receive directly all rents, revenues and other proceeds of the Collateral and every part thereof, without prejudice, however, to the right of the Indenture Trustee under any provision of this Trust Indenture to collect and receive all cash held by, or required to be deposited with, the Indenture Trustee hereunder. Such rents, revenues and other proceeds shall be applied to pay the expenses of the maintenance, use, operation, storage, insurance, leasing, control, management, disposition, improvement, modification or alteration of the Collateral and of conducting the business thereof, and to make all payments which the Indenture Trustee may be required or may elect to make, if any, for taxes, assessments, insurance or other proper charges upon the Collateral or any part thereof (including the employment of engineers and accountants to examine, inspect and make reports upon the properties and books and records of the Owner), and all other payments which the Indenture Trustee may be required or authorized to make under any provision of this Trust Indenture, as well as just and reasonable compensation for the services of the Indenture Trustee, and of all persons properly engaged and employed by the Indenture Trustee with respect hereto.

 

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SECTION 5.04. Remedies Cumulative

Each and every right, power and remedy given to the Indenture Trustee specifically or otherwise in this Trust Indenture shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other right, power and remedy herein specifically given or now or hereafter existing at Law, in equity or by statute, and each and every right, power and remedy whether specifically herein given or otherwise existing may be exercised from time to time and as often and in such order as may be deemed expedient by the Indenture Trustee, and the exercise or the beginning of the exercise of any power or remedy shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right to exercise at the same time or thereafter any other right, power or remedy. No delay or omission by the Indenture Trustee in the exercise of any right, remedy or power or in the pursuance of any remedy shall impair any such right, power or remedy or be construed to be a waiver of any default on the part of the Owner or to be an acquiescence therein.

SECTION 5.05. Discontinuance of Proceedings

In case the Indenture Trustee shall have instituted any proceeding to enforce any right, power or remedy under this Trust Indenture by foreclosure, entry or otherwise, and such proceedings shall have been discontinued or abandoned for any reason or shall have been determined adversely to the Indenture Trustee, then and in every such case the Owner and the Indenture Trustee shall, subject to any determination in such proceedings, be restored to their former positions and rights hereunder with respect to the Collateral, and all rights, remedies and powers of the Owner or the Indenture Trustee shall continue as if no such proceedings had been instituted.

SECTION 5.06. Waiver of Past Defaults

Upon written instruction from a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee shall waive any past Default hereunder and its consequences and upon any such waiver such Default shall cease to exist and any Event of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured for every purpose of this Trust Indenture, but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or impair any right consequent thereon; provided, that in the absence of written instructions from all the Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee shall not waive any Default (i) in the payment of the Original Amount, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and interest and other amounts due under any Equipment Note then outstanding, or (ii) in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which, under Article X hereof, cannot be modified or amended without the consent of each Note Holder.

SECTION 5.07. Appointment of Receiver

If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Indenture Trustee shall, as a matter of right, be entitled to the appointment of a receiver (who may be the Indenture Trustee or any successor or nominee thereof) for all or any part of the Collateral, whether such receivership be incidental to a proposed sale of the Collateral or the taking of possession thereof or otherwise, and the Owner hereby consents to the appointment of such a receiver and will not oppose any such appointment. Any receiver appointed for all or any part of the Collateral shall be entitled to exercise all the rights and powers of the Indenture Trustee with respect to the Collateral.

 

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SECTION 5.08. Indenture Trustee Authorized to Execute Bills of Sale, Etc.

The Owner irrevocably appoints, while an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Indenture Trustee the true and lawful attorney-in-fact of the Owner (which appointment is coupled with an interest) in its name and stead and on its behalf, for the purpose of effectuating any sale, assignment, transfer or delivery for the enforcement of the Lien of this Trust Indenture, whether pursuant to foreclosure or power of sale, assignments and other instruments as may be necessary or appropriate, with full power of substitution, the Owner hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney or any substitute shall do by virtue hereof in accordance with applicable law. Nevertheless, if so requested by the Indenture Trustee or any purchaser, the Owner shall ratify and confirm any such sale, assignment, transfer or delivery, by executing and delivering to the Indenture Trustee or such purchaser all bills of sale, assignments, releases and other proper instruments to effect such ratification and confirmation as may be designated in any such request.

SECTION 5.09. Rights of Note Holders to Receive Payment

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Trust Indenture, the right of any Note Holder to receive payment of principal of, and premium, if any, and interest on an Equipment Note on or after the respective due dates expressed in such Equipment Note, or to bring suit for the enforcement of any such payment on or after such respective dates in accordance with the terms hereof, shall not be impaired or affected without the consent of such Note Holder.

ARTICLE VI

DUTIES OF THE INDENTURE TRUSTEE

SECTION 6.01. Notice of Event of Default

If the Indenture Trustee shall have Actual Knowledge of an Event of Default or of a Default arising from a failure to pay any installment of principal and interest on any Equipment Note, the Indenture Trustee shall give prompt written notice thereof to each Note Holder. Subject to the terms of Sections 5.06, 6.02 and 6.03 hereof, the Indenture Trustee shall take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Event of Default or Default (including with respect to the exercise of any rights or remedies hereunder) as the Indenture Trustee shall be instructed in writing by a Majority in Interest of Note Holders. Subject to the provisions of Section 6.03, if the Indenture Trustee shall not have received instructions as above provided within 20 days after mailing notice of such Event of Default to the Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee may, subject to instructions thereafter received pursuant to the preceding provisions of this Section 6.01, take such action, or refrain from taking such action, but shall be under no duty to take or refrain from taking any action, with respect to such Event of Default or Default as it shall determine advisable in the best interests of the Note Holders; provided, however, that the Indenture Trustee may not sell the Aircraft or any Engine without the consent of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders. For all purposes of this Trust Indenture, in the absence

 

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of Actual Knowledge on the part of the Indenture Trustee, the Indenture Trustee shall not be deemed to have knowledge of a Default or an Event of Default (except, the failure of the Owner to pay any installment of principal or interest within one Business Day after the same shall become due, which failure shall constitute knowledge of a Default) unless notified in writing by the Owner or one or more Note Holders.

SECTION 6.02. Action Upon Instructions; Certain Rights and Limitations

Subject to the terms of Sections 5.02(a), 5.06, 6.01 and 6.03 hereof, upon the written instructions at any time and from time to time of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee shall, subject to the terms of this Section 6.02, take such of the following actions as may be specified in such instructions: (i) give such notice or direction or exercise such right, remedy or power hereunder as shall be specified in such instructions and (ii) give such notice or direction or exercise such right, remedy or power hereunder with respect to any part of the Collateral as shall be specified in such instructions; it being understood that without the written instructions of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee shall not, except as provided in Section 6.01, approve any such matter as satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee.

The Indenture Trustee will execute and the Owner will file such continuation statements with respect to financing statements relating to the security interest created hereunder in the Collateral as may be specified from time to time in written instructions of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders (which instructions shall be accompanied by the form of such continuation statement so to be filed). The Indenture Trustee will furnish to each Note Holder, promptly upon receipt thereof, duplicates or copies of all reports, notices, requests, demands, certificates and other instruments furnished to the Indenture Trustee hereunder.

SECTION 6.03. Indemnification

The Indenture Trustee shall not be required to take any action or refrain from taking any action under Section 6.01 (other than the first sentence thereof), 6.02 or Article V hereof unless the Indenture Trustee shall have been indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction against any liability, cost or expense (including counsel fees) which may be incurred in connection therewith pursuant to a written agreement with one or more Note Holders. The Indenture Trustee agrees that it shall look solely to the Note Holders for the satisfaction of any indemnity (except expenses for foreclosure of the type referred to in clause “First” of Section 3.03 hereof) owed to it pursuant to this Section 6.03. The Indenture Trustee shall not be under any obligation to take any action under this Trust Indenture or any other Operative Agreement and nothing herein or therein shall require the Indenture Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur the risk of any financial liability in the performance of any of its rights or powers if it shall have reasonable grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it (the written indemnity of any Note Holder who is a QIB, signed by an authorized officer thereof, in favor of, delivered to and in form reasonably satisfactory to the Indenture Trustee shall be accepted as reasonable assurance of adequate indemnity). The Indenture Trustee shall not be required to take any action under Section 6.01 (other than the first sentence thereof) or 6.02 or Article V hereof, nor shall any other provision of this Trust Indenture or any other Operative Agreement be deemed to impose a duty on the Indenture Trustee to take any action, if the Indenture Trustee shall have been advised by counsel that such action is contrary to the terms hereof or is otherwise contrary to Law.

 

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SECTION 6.04. No Duties Except as Specified in Trust Indenture or Instructions

The Indenture Trustee shall not have any duty or obligation to use, operate, store, lease, control, manage, sell, dispose of or otherwise deal with the Aircraft or any other part of the Collateral, or to otherwise take or refrain from taking any action under, or in connection with, this Trust Indenture or any part of the Collateral, except as expressly provided by the terms of this Trust Indenture or as expressly provided in written instructions from Note Holders as provided in this Trust Indenture; and no implied duties or obligations shall be read into this Trust Indenture against the Indenture Trustee. The Indenture Trustee agrees that it will in its individual capacity and at its own cost and expense (but without any right of indemnity in respect of any such cost or expense under Section 8.01 hereof), promptly take such action as may be necessary duly to discharge all liens and encumbrances on any part of the Collateral which result from claims against it in its individual capacity not related to the administration of the Collateral or any other transaction pursuant to this Trust Indenture or any document included in the Collateral.

SECTION 6.05. No Action Except Under Trust Indenture or Instructions

The Indenture Trustee will not use, operate, store, lease, control, manage, sell, dispose of or otherwise deal with the Aircraft or any other part of the Collateral except in accordance with the powers granted to, or the authority conferred upon the Indenture Trustee pursuant to this Trust Indenture and in accordance with the express terms hereof.

SECTION 6.06. Investment of Amounts Held by Indenture Trustee

Any amounts held by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary pursuant to Section 3.02, 3.03 or 3.07 or pursuant to any provision of any other Operative Agreement providing for amounts to be held by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary which are not distributed pursuant to the other provisions of Article III hereof shall be invested by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary, as applicable, from time to time in Cash Equivalents as directed by the Owner so long as the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary, as applicable, may acquire the same using its best efforts. All Cash Equivalents held by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary pursuant to this Section 6.06 shall either be (a) registered in the name of, payable to the order of, or specially endorsed to, the Indenture Trustee, or (b) held in an Eligible Account. Unless otherwise expressly provided in this Trust Indenture, any income realized as a result of any such investment, net of the Indenture Trustee’s and the Securities Intermediary’s reasonable fees and expenses in making such investment, shall be held and applied by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary, as applicable, in the same manner as the principal amount of such investment is to be applied and any losses, net of earnings and such reasonable fees and expenses, shall be charged against the principal amount invested. Neither the Indenture Trustee nor the Securities Intermediary shall be liable for any loss resulting from any investment required to be made by it

 

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under this Trust Indenture other than by reason of its willful misconduct or gross negligence or negligence in the handling of funds, and any such investment may be sold (without regard to its maturity) by the Indenture Trustee or the Securities Intermediary, as applicable, without instructions whenever such sale is necessary to make a distribution required by this Trust Indenture.

ARTICLE VII

THE INDENTURE TRUSTEE

SECTION 7.01. Acceptance of Trusts and Duties

The Indenture Trustee accepts the duties hereby created and applicable to it and agrees to perform the same but only upon the terms of this Trust Indenture and agrees to receive and disburse all monies constituting part of the Collateral in accordance with the terms hereof. The Indenture Trustee, in its individual capacity, shall not be answerable or accountable under any circumstances, except (i) for its own willful misconduct or gross negligence (other than for the handling of funds, for which the standard of accountability shall be willful misconduct or negligence), (ii) as provided in the fourth sentence of Section 2.03(a) hereof and the last sentence of Section 6.04 hereof, and (iii) from the inaccuracy of any representation or warranty of the Indenture Trustee (in its individual capacity) in the Participation Agreement or expressly made hereunder.

SECTION 7.02. Absence of Duties

Except in accordance with written instructions furnished pursuant to Section 6.01 or 6.02 hereof, and except as provided in, and without limiting the generality of, Sections 6.03, 6.04 and 7.07 hereof the Indenture Trustee shall have no duty (i) to see to any registration of the Aircraft or any recording or filing of this Trust Indenture or any other document, or to see to the maintenance of any such registration, recording or filing, (ii) to see to any insurance on the Aircraft or to effect or maintain any such insurance, whether or not the Owner shall be in default with respect thereto, (iii) to see to the payment or discharge of any lien or encumbrance of any kind against any part of the Collateral, (iv) to confirm, verify or inquire into the failure to receive any financial statements from the Owner, or (v) to inspect the Aircraft at any time or ascertain or inquire as to the performance or observance of any of the Owner’s covenants herein or any Permitted Lessee’s covenants under any assigned Permitted Lease with respect to the Aircraft.

SECTION 7.03. No Representations or Warranties as to Aircraft or Documents

THE INDENTURE TRUSTEE IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR TRUST CAPACITY DOES NOT MAKE AND SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO HAVE MADE AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE TITLE, AIRWORTHINESS, VALUE, COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS, CONDITION, DESIGN, QUALITY, DURABILITY, OPERATION, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR USE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT OR ANY ENGINE, AS TO THE ABSENCE OF LATENT OR OTHER

 

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DEFECTS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE, AS TO THE ABSENCE OF ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, TRADEMARK OR COPYRIGHT, AS TO THE ABSENCE OF OBLIGATIONS BASED ON STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. The Indenture Trustee, in its individual or trust capacities, does not make or shall not be deemed to have made any representation or warranty as to the validity, legality or enforceability of this Trust Indenture, the Participation Agreement, the Equipment Notes, or as to the correctness of any statement contained in any thereof, except for the representations and warranties of the Owner made in its individual capacity and the representations and warranties of the Indenture Trustee in its individual capacity, in each case expressly made in this Trust Indenture or in the Participation Agreement. The Note Holders make no representation or warranty hereunder whatsoever.

SECTION 7.04. No Segregation of Monies; No Interest

Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.07 hereof, any monies paid to or retained by the Indenture Trustee pursuant to any provision hereof and not then required to be distributed to the Note Holders, or the Owner as provided in Article III hereof need not be segregated in any manner except to the extent required by Law or Section 6.06 hereof, and may be deposited under such general conditions as may be prescribed by Law, and the Indenture Trustee shall not be liable for any interest thereon (except that the Indenture Trustee shall invest all monies held as directed by the Owner so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing (or in the absence of such direction, by the Majority In Interest of Note Holders) in Cash Equivalents); provided, however, that any payments received, or applied hereunder, by the Indenture Trustee shall be accounted for by the Indenture Trustee so that any portion thereof paid or applied pursuant hereto shall be identifiable as to the source thereof.

SECTION 7.05. Reliance; Agreements; Advice of Counsel

The Indenture Trustee shall not incur any liability to anyone in acting upon any signature, instrument, notice, resolution, request, consent, order, certificate, report, opinion, bond or other document or paper believed by it to be genuine and believed by it to be signed by the proper party or parties. The Indenture Trustee may accept a copy of a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Owner, certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary thereof as duly adopted and in full force and effect, as conclusive evidence that such resolution has been duly adopted and that the same is in full force and effect. As to the aggregate unpaid Original Amount of Equipment Notes outstanding as of any date, the Owner may for all purposes hereof rely on a certificate signed by any Vice President or other authorized corporate trust officer of the Indenture Trustee. As to any fact or matter relating to the Owner the manner of the ascertainment of which is not specifically described herein, the Indenture Trustee may for all purposes hereof rely on a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer of the Owner, as to such fact or matter, and such certificate shall constitute full protection to the Indenture Trustee for any action taken or omitted to be taken by it in good faith in reliance thereon. In the administration of the trusts hereunder, the Indenture Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers hereof and perform its powers and duties hereunder directly or through agents or attorneys and may, at the expense of the Collateral, advise with counsel, accountants and other skilled persons to be selected and retained by it, and the Indenture Trustee shall not be liable for anything done, suffered or omitted in good faith by it in accordance with the written advice or written opinion of any such counsel, accountants or other skilled persons.

 

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SECTION 7.06. Compensation

The Indenture Trustee shall be entitled to reasonable compensation, including expenses and disbursements (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel), for all services rendered hereunder and shall, on and subsequent to an Event of Default hereunder, have a priority claim on the Collateral for the payment of such compensation, to the extent that such compensation shall not be paid by the Owner, and shall have the right, on and subsequent to an Event of Default hereunder, to use or apply any monies held by it hereunder in the Collateral toward such payments. The Indenture Trustee agrees that it shall have no right against the Note Holders for any fee as compensation for its services as trustee under this Trust Indenture.

SECTION 7.07. Instructions from Note Holders

In the administration of the trusts created hereunder, the Indenture Trustee shall have the right to seek instructions from a Majority in Interest of Note Holders should any provision of this Trust Indenture appear to conflict with any other provision herein or should the Indenture Trustee’s duties or obligations hereunder be unclear, and the Indenture Trustee shall incur no liability in refraining from acting until it receives such instructions. The Indenture Trustee shall be fully protected for acting in accordance with any instructions received under this Section 7.07.

ARTICLE VIII

SUCCESSOR SECURITIES INTERMEDIARY

SECTION 8.01. Resignation of Securities Intermediary; Appointment of Successor

(a) The Securities Intermediary or any successor thereto may resign at any time without cause by giving at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, such resignation to be effective upon the acceptance of the Securities Intermediary’s obligations under this Trust Indenture by a successor Securities Intermediary. In addition, a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may at any time (but only with the consent of Owner, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, except that such consent shall not be necessary if an Event of Default is continuing) remove the Securities Intermediary without cause by an instrument in writing delivered to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, and the Indenture Trustee shall promptly notify each Note Holder thereof in writing, such removal to be effective upon the acceptance of the Securities Intermediary’s obligations under this Trust Indenture by a successor Securities Intermediary. In the case of the resignation or removal of the Securities Intermediary, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Owner may appoint a successor Securities Intermediary or, if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may appoint a successor Securities Intermediary, in each case by an instrument signed by the Owner or such holders, whichever shall have made such appointment. If a successor Securities Intermediary shall not have been

 

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appointed within thirty (30) days after such notice of resignation or removal, the Securities Intermediary, the Owner or any Note Holder may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to appoint a successor Securities Intermediary to act until such time, if any, as a successor shall have been appointed as above provided. The successor Securities Intermediary so appointed by such court shall immediately and without further act be superseded by any successor Securities Intermediary appointed as above provided.

(b) Any successor Securities Intermediary, however appointed, shall execute and deliver to the Owner and the predecessor Securities Intermediary an instrument accepting such appointment and assuming the obligations of the Securities Intermediary arising from and after the time of such appointment, and thereupon such successor Securities Intermediary, without further act, shall become vested with all the estates, properties, rights, powers and duties of the predecessor Securities Intermediary hereunder with like effect as if originally named the Securities Intermediary herein; but nevertheless upon the written request of such successor Securities Intermediary, such predecessor Securities Intermediary shall execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Securities Intermediary, upon the terms herein expressed applicable to it, all the estates, properties, rights and powers of such predecessor Securities Intermediary, and such predecessor Securities Intermediary shall duly assign, transfer, deliver and pay over to such successor Securities Intermediary all monies or other property then held by such predecessor Securities Intermediary hereunder.

(c) No successor Securities Intermediary may be appointed in any manner unless such successor is an Eligible Institution and a bank or trust company having its principal place of business in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York; Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Wilmington, Delaware; or Boston, Massachusetts with (or whose obligations under the Operative Agreements are guaranteed by an affiliated entity having) a combined capital and surplus of at least $100,000,000, if there be such an institution willing, able and legally qualified to perform the duties of the Securities Intermediary hereunder upon reasonable or customary terms.

(d) Any corporation into which the Securities Intermediary may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Securities Intermediary shall be a party, or any corporation to which substantially all the corporate trust business of the Securities Intermediary may be transferred, shall, subject to the terms of paragraph (c) of this Section 8.01, be a successor Securities Intermediary and the Securities Intermediary under this Trust Indenture without further act.

 

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ARTICLE IX

SUCCESSOR AND SEPARATE TRUSTEES

SECTION 9.01. Resignation of Indenture Trustee; Appointment of Successor

(a) The Indenture Trustee or any successor thereto may resign at any time without cause by giving at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Owner and each Note Holder, such resignation to be effective upon the acceptance of the trusteeship by a successor Indenture Trustee. In addition, a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may at any time (but only with the consent of the Owner, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, except that such consent shall not be necessary if an Event of Default is continuing) remove the Indenture Trustee without cause by an instrument in writing delivered to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, and the Indenture Trustee shall promptly notify each Note Holder thereof in writing, such removal to be effective upon the acceptance of the trusteeship by a successor Indenture Trustee. In the case of the resignation or removal of the Indenture Trustee, a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may appoint a successor Indenture Trustee by an instrument signed by such holders, which successor, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, shall be subject to the Owner’s reasonable approval. If a successor Indenture Trustee shall not have been appointed within thirty (30) days after such notice of resignation or removal, the Indenture Trustee, the Owner or any Note Holder may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to appoint a successor Indenture Trustee to act until such time, if any, as a successor shall have been appointed as above provided. The successor Indenture Trustee so appointed by such court shall immediately and without further act be superseded by any successor Indenture Trustee appointed as above provided.

(b) Any successor Indenture Trustee, however appointed, shall execute and deliver to the Owner and the predecessor Indenture Trustee an instrument accepting such appointment and assuming the obligations of the Indenture Trustee arising from and after the time of such appointment, and thereupon such successor Indenture Trustee, without further act, shall become vested with all the estates, properties, rights, powers and duties of the predecessor Indenture Trustee hereunder in the trust hereunder applicable to it with like effect as if originally named the Indenture Trustee herein; but nevertheless upon the written request of such successor Indenture Trustee, such predecessor Indenture Trustee shall execute and deliver an instrument transferring to such successor Indenture Trustee, upon the trusts herein expressed applicable to it, all the estates, properties, rights and powers of such predecessor Indenture Trustee, and such predecessor Indenture Trustee shall duly assign, transfer, deliver and pay over to such successor Indenture Trustee all monies or other property then held by such predecessor Indenture Trustee hereunder.

(c) No successor Indenture Trustee may be appointed in any manner unless it is a bank or trust company having its principal place of business in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York; Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Wilmington, Delaware; or Boston, Massachusetts with (or whose obligations under the Operative Agreements are guaranteed by an affiliated entity having) a combined capital and surplus of at least $100,000,000, if there be such an institution willing, able and legally qualified to perform the duties of the Indenture Trustee hereunder upon reasonable or customary terms.

 

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(d) Any corporation into which the Indenture Trustee may be merged or converted or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Indenture Trustee shall be a party, or any corporation to which substantially all the corporate trust business of the Indenture Trustee may be transferred, shall, subject to the terms of paragraph (c) of this Section 9.01, be a successor Indenture Trustee and the Indenture Trustee under this Trust Indenture without further act.

(e) The Owner consents to any change in the identity of the Indenture Trustee on the International Registry occasioned by provisions of this Section 9.01, and if required by the International Registry to reflect such change, will provide its consent thereto.

SECTION 9.02. Appointment of Additional and Separate Trustees

(a) Whenever (i) the Indenture Trustee shall deem it necessary or desirable in order to conform to any Law of any jurisdiction in which all or any part of the Collateral shall be situated or to make any claim or bring any suit with respect to or in connection with the Collateral, this Trust Indenture, any other Indenture Agreement, the Equipment Notes or any of the transactions contemplated by the Participation Agreement, (ii) the Indenture Trustee shall be advised by counsel satisfactory to it that it is so necessary or prudent in the interests of the Note Holders (and the Indenture Trustee shall so advise the Owner), or (iii) the Indenture Trustee shall have been requested to do so by a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, then in any such case, the Indenture Trustee and, upon the written request of the Indenture Trustee, the Owner, shall execute and deliver an indenture supplemental hereto and such other instruments as may from time to time be necessary or advisable either (1) to constitute one or more bank or trust companies or one or more persons approved by the Indenture Trustee, either to act jointly with the Indenture Trustee as additional trustee or trustees of all or any part of the Collateral, or to act as separate trustee or trustees of all or any part of the Collateral, in each case with such rights, powers, duties and obligations consistent with this Trust Indenture as may be provided in such supplemental indenture or other instruments as the Indenture Trustee or a Majority in Interest of Note Holders may deem necessary or advisable, or (2) to clarify, add to or subtract from the rights, powers, duties and obligations theretofore granted any such additional or separate trustee, subject in each case to the remaining provisions of this Section 9.02. If the Owner shall not have taken any action requested of it under this Section 9.02(a) that is permitted or required by its terms within 15 days after the receipt of a written request from the Indenture Trustee so to do, or if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Indenture Trustee may act under the foregoing provisions of this Section 9.02(a) without the concurrence of the Owner, and the Owner hereby irrevocably appoints (which appointment is coupled with an interest) the Indenture Trustee, its agent and attorney-in-fact to act for it under the foregoing provisions of this Section 9.02(a) in either of such contingencies. The Indenture Trustee may, in such capacity, execute, deliver and perform any such supplemental indenture, or any such instrument, as may be required for the appointment of any such additional or separate trustee or for the clarification of, addition to or subtraction from the rights, powers, duties or obligations theretofore granted to any such additional or separate trustee. In case any additional or separate trustee appointed under this Section 9.02(a) shall die, become incapable of acting, resign or be moved, all the assets, property, rights, powers, trusts, duties and obligations of such additional or separate trustee shall revert to the Indenture Trustee until a successor additional or separate trustee is appointed as provided in this Section 9.02(a).

 

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(b) No additional or separate trustee shall be entitled to exercise any of the rights, powers, duties and obligations conferred upon the Indenture Trustee in respect of the custody, investment and payment of monies and all monies received by any such additional or separate trustee from or constituting part of the Collateral or otherwise payable under any Operative Agreement to the Indenture Trustee shall be promptly paid over by it to the Indenture Trustee. All other rights, powers, duties and obligations conferred or imposed upon any additional or separate trustee shall be exercised or performed by the Indenture Trustee and such additional or separate trustee jointly except to the extent that applicable Law of any jurisdiction in which any particular act is to be performed renders the Indenture Trustee incompetent or unqualified to perform such act, in which event such rights, powers, duties and obligations (including the holding of title to all or part of the Collateral in any such jurisdiction) shall be exercised and performed by such additional or separate trustee. No additional or separate trustee shall take any discretionary action except on the instructions of the Indenture Trustee or a Majority in Interest of Note Holders. No trustee hereunder shall be personally liable by reason of any act or omission of any other trustee hereunder, except that the Indenture Trustee shall be liable for the consequences of its lack of reasonable care in selecting, and the Indenture Trustee’s own actions in acting with, any additional or separate trustee. Each additional or separate trustee appointed pursuant to this Section 9.02 shall be subject to, and shall have the benefit of Articles V through IX and Article XI hereof insofar as they apply to the Indenture Trustee. The powers of any additional or separate trustee appointed pursuant to this Section 9.02 shall not in any case exceed those of the Indenture Trustee hereunder.

(c) If at any time the Indenture Trustee shall deem it no longer necessary or in order to conform to any such Law or take any such action or shall be advised by such counsel that it is no longer so necessary or desirable in the interest of the Note Holders, or in the event that the Indenture Trustee shall have been requested to do so in writing by a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee and, upon the written request of the Indenture Trustee, the Owner, shall execute and deliver an indenture supplemental hereto and all other instruments and agreements necessary or proper to remove any additional or separate trustee. The Indenture Trustee may act on behalf of the Owner under this Section 9.02(c) when and to the extent it could so act under Section 9.02(a) hereof.

ARTICLE X

SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS TO THIS TRUST INDENTURE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

SECTION 10.01. Instructions of Majority; Limitations

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amendment, waiver, modification or consent is consented to in writing by a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, but upon the written request of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, the Indenture Trustee shall from time to time enter into any such supplement or amendment, or execute and deliver any such waiver, modification or consent, as may be specified in such request and as may be (in the case of any such amendment, supplement or modification), to the extent such agreement is required, agreed to by the Owner and, as may be appropriate, the Airframe Manufacturer or the Engine Manufacturer; provided, however, that, without the consent of each holder of an affected Equipment Note then outstanding and the Liquidity Providers, no such amendment, waiver or modification of the terms of, or consent under, any thereof, shall (i) modify any of the provisions of this Section 10.01, or of Article II or III or Section 5.01, 5.02(c), 5.02(d), or 6.02 hereof, the definitions of “Event of Default,” “Default,” “Majority in Interest of Note Holders,” “Make-Whole Amount” or “Note Holder,” or the percentage of Note Holders required to take or approve any action hereunder, (ii) reduce the amount, or change the time of payment or method of calculation of any amount, of Original Amount, Make-Whole Amount, if any, or interest with respect to any Equipment Note, (iii) reduce, modify or amend any indemnities in favor of the Indenture Trustee or the Note Holders (except that the Indenture Trustee may consent to any waiver or reduction of an indemnity payable to it), or the other Indenture Indemnitees or (iv) permit the creation of any Lien on the Collateral or any part thereof other than Permitted Liens or deprive any Note Holder of the benefit of the Lien of this Trust Indenture on the Collateral, except as provided in connection with the exercise of remedies under Article V hereof; provided, further, that without the consent of each holder of an affected Related Equipment Note then outstanding, no such amendment, waiver or modification of terms of, or consent under, any thereof shall modify Section 3.03 or deprive any Related Note Holder of the benefit of the Lien of this Trust Indenture on the Collateral, except as provided in connection with the exercise of remedies under Article V hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, without the consent of the affected Liquidity Provider neither the Owner nor the Indenture Trustee shall enter into any amendment, waiver or modification of, supplement or consent to this Trust Indenture or the other Operative Agreements which shall reduce, modify or amend any indemnities in favor of such Liquidity Provider.

(b) The Owner and the Indenture Trustee may enter into one or more agreements supplemental hereto without the consent of any Note Holder for any of the following purposes: (i) (a) to cure any defect or inconsistency herein or in the Equipment Notes, or to make any change not inconsistent with the provisions hereof (provided that such change does not adversely affect the interests of any Note Holder in its capacity solely as Note Holder) or (b) to cure any ambiguity or correct any mistake; (ii) to evidence the succession of another party as the Owner in accordance with the terms hereof or to evidence the succession of a new trustee hereunder pursuant hereto, the removal of the trustee hereunder or the appointment of any co-trustee or co-trustees or any separate or additional trustee or trustees; (iii) to convey, transfer, assign, mortgage or pledge any property to or with the Indenture Trustee or to make any other provisions with respect to matters or questions arising hereunder so long as such action shall not adversely affect the interests of the Note Holders in its capacity solely as Note Holder; (iv) to correct or amplify the description of any property at any time subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture or better to assure, convey and confirm unto the Indenture Trustee any property subject or required to be subject to the Lien of this Trust Indenture, the Airframe or Engines or any Replacement Airframe or Replacement Engine; (v) to add to the covenants of the Owner for the benefit of the Note Holders, or to surrender any rights or power herein conferred upon the

 

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Owner; (vi) to add to the rights of the Note Holders; (vii) to provide for the reissuance of Series B Equipment Notes (and Related Series B Equipment Notes), to provide for the reissuance of Series C Equipment Notes (and Related Series C Equipment Notes) or the issuance of Series C Equipment Notes (and any Related Series C Equipment Notes) and for pass through certificates issued by any pass through trust that acquires any such Series C Equipment Notes and to make changes relating to any of the foregoing and to provide for any credit support for any such reissued Series B Equipment Notes or Related Series B Equipment Notes (including without limitation to secure claims for fees, interest, expenses, reimbursement of advances and other obligations arising from such credit support (including without limitation to specify such credit support as a “Liquidity Facility” and the provider of any such credit support as a “Liquidity Provider”)), provided that such Equipment Notes are issued in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement and Section 9.1 of the Intercreditor Agreement; and (viii) to include on the Equipment Notes any legend as may be required by Law.

SECTION 10.02. Indenture Trustee Protected

If, in the opinion of the institution acting as the Indenture Trustee hereunder, any document required to be executed by it pursuant to the terms of Section 10.01 hereof affects any right, duty, immunity or indemnity with respect to such institution under this Trust Indenture, such institution may in its discretion decline to execute such document.

SECTION 10.03. Documents Mailed to Note Holders

Promptly after the execution by the Owner or the Indenture Trustee of any document entered into pursuant to Section 10.01 hereof, the Indenture Trustee shall mail, by first class mail, postage prepaid, a copy thereof to the Owner (if not a party thereto) and to each Note Holder at its address last set forth in the Equipment Note Register, but the failure of the Indenture Trustee to mail such copies shall not impair or affect the validity of such document.

SECTION 10.04. No Request Necessary for Trust Indenture Supplement

No written request or consent of the Note Holders pursuant to Section 10.01 hereof shall be required to enable the Indenture Trustee to execute and deliver a Trust Indenture Supplement specifically required by the terms hereof.

SECTION 10.05. No Consent of Securities Intermediary Required

No consent of the Securities Intermediary shall be required for any amendment, waiver or modification of, or supplement or consent to, the Trust Indenture, except with respect to Section 3.07 or Article VIII of this Trust Indenture.

 

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ARTICLE XI

MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 11.01. Termination of Trust Indenture

Upon (or at any time after) payment in full of the Original Amount of, Make-Whole Amount, if any, and interest on and all other amounts due under all Equipment Notes and provided that there shall then be no other Secured Obligations due to the Indenture Indemnitees, the Note Holders and the Indenture Trustee hereunder or under the Participation Agreement, any other Operative Agreement, any Related Equipment Note or any Related Indenture, the Owner shall direct the Indenture Trustee to execute and deliver to or as directed in writing by the Owner an appropriate instrument releasing the Aircraft and the Engines and (subject to paragraph (iv) of clause “Third” of Section 3.03 hereof, if applicable) all other Collateral from the Lien of this Trust Indenture and the Indenture Trustee shall execute and deliver such instrument as aforesaid; provided, however, that this Trust Indenture and the trusts created hereby shall earlier terminate and this Trust Indenture shall be of no further force or effect upon any sale or other final disposition by the Indenture Trustee of all property constituting part of the Collateral and the final distribution by the Indenture Trustee of all monies or other property or proceeds constituting part of the Collateral in accordance with the terms hereof. Except as aforesaid otherwise provided, this Trust Indenture and the trusts created hereby shall continue in full force and effect in accordance with the terms hereof.

SECTION 11.02. No Legal Title to Collateral in Note Holders

No holder of an Equipment Note or a Related Equipment Note shall have legal title to any part of the Collateral. No transfer, by operation of law or otherwise, of any Equipment Note or Related Equipment Note or other right, title and interest of any Note Holder or holder of a Related Equipment Note in and to the Collateral or hereunder shall operate to terminate this Trust Indenture or entitle such holder or any successor or transferee of such holder to an accounting or to the transfer to it of any legal title to any part of the Collateral.

SECTION 11.03. Sale of Aircraft by Indenture Trustee Is Binding

Any sale or other conveyance of the Collateral, or any part thereof (including any part thereof or interest therein), by the Indenture Trustee made pursuant to the terms of this Trust Indenture shall bind the Note Holders and shall be effective to transfer or convey all right, title and interest of the Indenture Trustee, the Owner and such holders in and to such Collateral or part thereof. No purchaser or other grantee shall be required to inquire as to the authorization, necessity, expediency or regularity of such sale or conveyance or as to the application of any sale or other proceeds with respect thereto by the Indenture Trustee.

SECTION 11.04. Trust Indenture for Benefit of Owner, Indenture Trustee, Note Holders and the other Indenture Indemnitees

Nothing in this Trust Indenture, whether express or implied, shall be construed to give any person other than the Owner, the Indenture Trustee, the Related Indenture Trustees, the Note Holders, the Related Note Holders and the other Indenture Indemnitees , any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Trust Indenture, except that the persons referred to in the last paragraph of Section 4.02(b) shall be third party beneficiaries of such paragraph.

 

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SECTION 11.05. Notices

Unless otherwise expressly specified or permitted by the terms hereof, all notices, requests, demands, authorizations, directions, consents, waivers or documents provided or permitted by this Trust Indenture to be made, given, furnished or filed shall be in writing, personally delivered or mailed by certified mail, postage prepaid, or by facsimile or confirmed telex, and (i) if to the Owner, addressed to it at 111 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281, Attention: Vice President and Treasurer, facsimile number (480) 693-5886, with a copy to Deputy General Counsel, facsimile number (480) 693-5932, (ii) if to the Indenture Trustee, addressed to it at its office at 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration, facsimile number (302) 636-4140, (iii) if to the Securities Intermediary, addressed to it at its office at 1110 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19890, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration, facsimile number (302) 636-4140, or (iv) if to any Note Holder or any Indenture Indemnitee, addressed to such party at such address as such party shall have furnished by notice to the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, or, until an address is so furnished, addressed to the address of such party (if any) set forth on Schedule 1 to the Participation Agreement or in the Equipment Note Register. Whenever any notice in writing is required to be given by the Owner, the Indenture Trustee, the Securities Intermediary or any Note Holder to any of the other of them, such notice shall be deemed given and such requirement satisfied when such notice is received, or if such notice is mailed by certified mail, postage prepaid, three Business Days after being mailed, addressed as provided above. Any party hereto may change the address to which notices to such party will be sent by giving notice of such change to the other parties to this Trust Indenture.

SECTION 11.06. Severability

Any provision of this Trust Indenture which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof. Any such prohibition or unenforceability in any particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

SECTION 11.07. No Oral Modification or Continuing Waivers

No term or provision of this Trust Indenture or the Equipment Notes may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, but only by an instrument in writing signed by the Owner and the Indenture Trustee, in compliance with Section 10.01 hereof. Any waiver of the terms hereof or of any Equipment Note shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose given.

 

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SECTION 11.08. Successors and Assigns

All covenants and agreements contained herein shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, each of the parties hereto and the permitted successors and assigns of each, all as herein provided. Any request, notice, direction, consent, waiver or other instrument or action by any Note Holder shall bind the successors and assigns of such holder. Each Note Holder by its acceptance of an Equipment Note agrees to be bound by this Trust Indenture and all provisions of the Operative Agreements applicable to a Note Holder.

SECTION 11.09. Headings

The headings of the various Articles and sections herein and in the table of contents hereto are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit any of the terms or provisions hereof.

SECTION 11.10. Normal Commercial Relations

Anything contained in this Trust Indenture to the contrary notwithstanding, the Owner and the Indenture Trustee may conduct any banking or other financial transactions, and have banking or other commercial relationships, with Owner, fully to the same extent as if this Trust Indenture were not in effect, including without limitation the making of loans or other extensions of credit to the Owner for any purpose whatsoever, whether related to any of the transactions contemplated hereby or otherwise.

SECTION 11.11. Governing Law; Counterpart Form

THIS TRUST INDENTURE SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING ALL MATTERS OF CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY AND PERFORMANCE. THIS TRUST INDENTURE IS BEING DELIVERED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. This Trust Indenture may be executed by the parties hereto in separate counterparts (or upon separate signature pages bound together into one or more counterparts), each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

SECTION 11.12. Voting By Note Holders

All votes of the Note Holders shall be governed by a vote of a Majority in Interest of Note Holders, except as otherwise provided herein.

SECTION 11.13. Bankruptcy

It is the intention of the parties that the Indenture Trustee shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 1110 with respect to the right to take possession of the Aircraft, Airframe, Engines and Parts and to enforce any of its other rights or remedies as provided herein in the event of a case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in which Owner is a debtor, and in any instance where more than one construction is possible of the terms and conditions hereof or any other pertinent Operative Agreement, each such party agrees that a construction which would preserve such benefits shall control over any construction which would not preserve such benefits.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Trust Indenture and Security Agreement to be duly executed by their respective officers thereof duly authorized as of the day and year first above written.

 

US AIRWAYS, INC.
By:    
  Name:
  Title:

WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY,

        as Indenture Trustee

By:    
  Name:
  Title:

WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

        as Securities Intermediary

By:    
  Name:
  Title:

 

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ANNEX A

DEFINITIONS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a) In each Operative Agreement, unless otherwise expressly provided, a reference to:

 

  (i) each of “Owner,” “Indenture Trustee,” “Securities Intermediary,” “Note Holder” or any other person includes, without prejudice to the provisions of any Operative Agreement, any successor in interest to it and any permitted transferee, permitted purchaser or permitted assignee of it;

 

  (ii) words importing the plural include the singular and words importing the singular include the plural;

 

  (iii) any agreement, instrument or document, or any annex, schedule or exhibit thereto, or any other part thereof, includes, without prejudice to the provisions of any Operative Agreement, that agreement, instrument or document, or annex, schedule or exhibit, or part, respectively, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with its terms and in accordance with the Operative Agreements, and any agreement, instrument or document entered into in substitution or replacement therefor (including, without limitation, in the case of each Pass Through Trust Agreement, the “Related Pass Through Trust Agreement” as defined therein);

 

  (iv) any provision of any Law includes any such provision as amended, modified, supplemented, substituted, reissued or reenacted prior to the Closing Date, and thereafter from time to time;

 

  (v) the words “Agreement,” “this Agreement,” “hereby,” “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Operative Agreement refer to such Operative Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of such Operative Agreement;

 

  (vi) the words “including,” “including, without limitation,” “including, but not limited to,” and terms or phrases of similar import when used in any Operative Agreement, with respect to any matter or thing, mean including, without limitation, such matter or thing; and

 

  (vii) a “Section,” an “Exhibit,” an “Annex” or a “Schedule” in any Operative Agreement, or in any annex thereto, is a reference to a section of, or an exhibit, an annex or a schedule to, such Operative Agreement or such annex, respectively.

(b) Each exhibit, annex and schedule to each Operative Agreement is incorporated in, and shall be deemed to be a part of, such Operative Agreement.


(c) Unless otherwise defined or specified in any Operative Agreement, all accounting terms therein shall be construed and all accounting determinations thereunder shall be made in accordance with GAAP.

(d) Headings used in any Operative Agreement are for convenience only and shall not in any way affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, such Operative Agreement.

(e) For purposes of each Operative Agreement, the occurrence and continuance of a Default or Event of Default referred to in Section 5.01(v),(vi) or (vii) shall not be deemed to prohibit the Owner from taking any action or exercising any right that is conditioned on no Special Default, Default or Event of Default having occurred and be continuing if such Special Default, Default or Event of Default consists of the institution of reorganization proceedings with respect to the Owner under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and the trustee or debtor-in-possession in such proceedings shall have agreed to perform its obligations under the Trust Indenture with the approval of the applicable court and thereafter shall have continued to perform such obligations in accordance with Section 1110.

DEFINED TERMS

Act” means part A of subtitle VII of title 49, United States Code.

Actual Knowledge” means (a) as it applies to the Indenture Trustee, actual knowledge of a responsible officer in the Corporate Trust Office, and (b) as it applies to the Owner, actual knowledge of a Vice President or more senior officer of the Owner or any other officer of the Owner having responsibility for the transactions contemplated by the Operative Agreements; provided that each of the Owner and the Indenture Trustee shall be deemed to have “Actual Knowledge” of any matter as to which it has received notice from the Owner, any Note Holder or the Indenture Trustee, such notice having been given pursuant to Section 11.05 of the Trust Indenture.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any person, any other person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with such person. For purposes of this definition, “control” means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or by contract or otherwise and “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with” have correlative meanings.

Aircraft” means, collectively, the Airframe and Engines.

Aircraft Bill of Sale” means the full warranty bill of sale covering the Aircraft delivered by Airframe Manufacturer to the Owner.

Aircraft Documents” means all technical data, manuals and log books, and all inspection, modification and overhaul records and other service, repair, maintenance and technical records that are required by the Owner’s FAA approved maintenance program (or the maintenance program of an applicable Aviation Authority), to be maintained with respect to the Aircraft, Airframe, Engines or Parts, and such term shall include all additions, renewals,

 

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revisions and replacements of any such materials from time to time made, or required to be made, by the Owner’s FAA approved maintenance program (or the maintenance program of an applicable Aviation Authority), and in each case in whatever form and by whatever means or medium (including, without limitation, microfiche, microfilm, paper or computer disk) such materials may be maintained or retained by or on behalf of the Owner (provided, that all such materials shall be maintained in the English language).

Airframe” means (a) the aircraft (excluding Engines or engines from time to time installed thereon) manufactured by Airframe Manufacturer and identified by Airframe Manufacturer’s model number, United States registration number and Airframe Manufacturer’s serial number set forth in the initial Trust Indenture Supplement and any Replacement Airframe and (b) any and all Parts incorporated or installed in or attached or appurtenant to such airframe, and any and all Parts removed from such airframe, unless the Lien of the Trust Indenture shall not be applicable to such Parts in accordance with Section 4.04 of the Trust Indenture. Upon substitution of a Replacement Airframe under and in accordance with the Trust Indenture, such Replacement Airframe shall become subject to the Trust Indenture and shall be the “Airframe” for all purposes of the Trust Indenture and the other Operative Agreements and thereupon the Airframe for which the substitution is made shall no longer be subject to the Trust Indenture, and such replaced Airframe shall cease to be the “Airframe.”

Airframe Manufacturer” means Airbus S.A.S., a société par actions simplifiée organized and existing under the laws of the Republic of France.

Airframe Warranties” means all warranties and assurances relating to the Airframe and contained in Clause 12 and Clause 13 of the Purchase Agreement.

Applicable Pass Through Trust” means each of the separate pass through trusts created under the Applicable Pass Through Trust Agreements.

Applicable Pass Through Trust Agreement” means each of the separate Pass Through Trust Agreements by and between the Owner and an Applicable Pass Through Trustee.

Applicable Pass Through Trustee” means each Pass Through Trustee that is a party to the Participation Agreement.

Average Life Date” for any Equipment Note shall be the date which follows the time of determination by a period equal to the Remaining Weighted Average Life of such Equipment Note. “Remaining Weighted Average Life” on a given date with respect to any Equipment Note shall be the number of days equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (a) the sum of each of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining scheduled payment of principal of such Equipment Note by (ii) the number of days from and including such determination date to but excluding the date on which such payment of principal is scheduled to be made, by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Equipment Note.

Aviation Authority” means the FAA or, if the Aircraft is permitted to be, and is, registered with any other Government Entity under and in accordance with Section 4.02(e) of the Trust Indenture and Section 6.4.5 of the Participation Agreement, such other Government Entity.

 

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Bankruptcy Code” means the United States Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. Sections 101 et seq.

Basic Pass Through Trust Agreement” means the Pass Through Trust Agreement, dated December 21, 2010, between the Owner and Pass Through Trustee, but does not include any Trust Supplement.

Bills of Sale” means the FAA Bill of Sale and the Aircraft Bill of Sale.

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized or required by law to close in New York, New York, Phoenix, Arizona, or Wilmington, Delaware.

Cape Town Treaty” means the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the related Aircraft Equipment Protocol, as in effect in the United States.

Cash Equivalents” means the following securities (which shall mature within 90 days of the date of purchase thereof): (a) direct obligations of the U.S. Government; (b) obligations fully guaranteed by the U.S. Government; (c) certificates of deposit issued by, or bankers’ acceptances of, or time deposits or a deposit account with, the Indenture Trustee or any bank, trust company or national banking association incorporated or doing business under the laws of the United States or any state thereof having a combined capital and surplus and retained earnings of at least $500,000,000 and having a rating of “C” or better from the Thomson BankWatch Service; or (d) commercial paper of any issuer doing business under the laws of the United States or one of the states thereof and in each case having a rating assigned to such commercial paper by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services or Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. equal to A1 (or higher) or P-1, respectively.

Certificate Owner” is defined in the Pass Through Trust Agreements.

Citizen of the United States” is defined in 49 U.S.C. § 40102(a)(15).

Class A Pass Through Trust” means the US Airways Pass Through Trust 2012-1A.

Class B Pass Through Trust” means the US Airways Pass Through Trust 2012-1B.

Closing” means the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Participation Agreement.

Closing Date” means the date on which the Closing occurs.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; provided that, when used in relation to a Plan, “Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and any regulations and rulings issued thereunder, all as amended and in effect from time to time.

 

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Collateral” is defined in the Granting Clause of the Trust Indenture.

Consent and Agreement” means each of (i) the Manufacturer Consent and Agreement [            ], dated [            ] between Airframe Manufacturer, the Owner and the Indenture Trustee relating to the French Pledge Agreement and (ii) the Manufacturer Consent and Agreement [            ], dated [            ] between Airframe Manufacturer, the Owner and the Indenture Trustee relating to the assignment of the Airframe Warranties pursuant to the terms of the Trust Indenture.

Corporate Trust Office” means the principal office of the Indenture Trustee located at Indenture Trustee’s address for notices under the Participation Agreement or such other office at which the Indenture Trustee’s corporate trust business shall be administered which the Indenture Trustee shall have specified by notice in writing to the Owner and each Note Holder.

CRAF” means the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program established pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 9511-13 or any similar substitute program.

Debt Rate” means, with respect to (i) any Series of Equipment Notes, the rate per annum specified for such Series under the heading “Interest Rate” in Schedule I to the Trust Indenture (as amended, in the case of Series C, at the time of original issuance of Series C), and (ii) any other purpose, with respect to any period, the weighted average interest rate per annum during such period borne by the outstanding Equipment Notes, excluding any interest payable at the Payment Due Rate.

Default” means any event or condition that with the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both would become an Event of Default.

Deposit Agreement” means each of the two Deposit Agreements between the Escrow Agent and the Depositary, dated as of the Issuance Date, which relate to the Class A or Class B Pass Through Trust, provided that, for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, any such Deposit Agreement shall be effective unless consented to by the Owner.

Depositary” means Natixis S.A, acting through its New York Branch, as Depositary under each Deposit Agreement.

Dollars,” “United States Dollars” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States.

DOT” means the Department of Transportation of the United States or any Government Entity succeeding to the functions of such Department of Transportation.

Eligible Account” means an account established by and with an Eligible Institution at the request of the Indenture Trustee, which institution agrees, for all purposes of the UCC including Article 8 thereof, that (a) such account shall be a “securities account” (as defined in Section 8-501(a) of the UCC), (b) all property (other than cash) credited to such account shall be treated as a “financial asset” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(9) of the UCC), (c) the Indenture

 

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Trustee shall be the “entitlement holder” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(7) of the UCC) in respect of such account, (d) it will comply with all entitlement orders issued by the Indenture Trustee to the exclusion of the Owner, and (e) the “securities intermediary jurisdiction” (under Section 8-110(e) of the UCC) shall be the State of New York.

Eligible Institution” means the corporate trust department of (a) WTNA, acting solely in its capacity as a “securities intermediary” (as defined in Section 8-102(a)(14) of the UCC), or (b) a depository institution organized under the laws of the United States of America or any one of the states thereof or the District of Columbia (or any U.S. branch of a foreign bank), which has a long-term unsecured debt rating from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s of at least A-3 or its equivalent.

Engine” means (a) each of the engines manufactured by Engine Manufacturer and identified by Engine Manufacturer’s model number and Engine Manufacturer’s serial number set forth in the initial Trust Indenture Supplement and originally installed on the Airframe on the Closing Date, and any Replacement Engine, in any case whether or not from time to time installed on such Airframe or installed on any other airframe or aircraft, and (b) any and all Parts incorporated or installed in or attached or appurtenant to such engine, and any and all Parts removed from such engine, unless the Lien of the Trust Indenture shall not apply to such Parts in accordance with Section 4.04 of the Trust Indenture. Upon substitution of a Replacement Engine under and in accordance with the Trust Indenture, such Replacement Engine shall become subject to the Trust Indenture and shall be an “Engine” for all purposes of the Trust Indenture and the other Operative Agreements and thereupon the Engine for which the substitution is made shall no longer be subject to the Trust Indenture, and such replaced Engine shall cease to be an “Engine.”

Engine Consent and Agreement” means the Engine Manufacturer Consent and Agreement [            ], dated as of even date with the Participation Agreement, of Engine Manufacturer.

Engine Manufacturer” means [            ], a [            ] organized under the laws of [            ].

Engine Warranties” means all warranties and assurances relating to the Engines.

Equipment Note Register” is defined in Section 2.06 of the Trust Indenture.

Equipment Notes” means and includes any equipment notes issued under the Trust Indenture in the form specified in Section 2.01 thereof (as such form may be varied pursuant to the terms of the Trust Indenture) and any Equipment Note issued under the Trust Indenture in exchange for or replacement of any Equipment Note.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and any regulations and rulings issued thereunder all as amended and in effect from time to time.

Escrow Agent” means Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Escrow Agent under each of the Escrow Agreements.

 

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Escrow Agreement” means each of the two Escrow and Paying Agent Agreements, among the Escrow Agent, the Paying Agent, certain initial purchasers of the Pass Through Certificates named therein and one of the Pass Through Trustees, dated as of the Issuance Date, which relate to the Class A or Class B Pass Through Trust, provided that, for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, any such Escrow Agreement shall be effective unless consented to by the Owner.

Event of Default” is defined in Section 5.01 of the Trust Indenture.

Event of Loss” means, with respect to the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine, any of the following circumstances, conditions or events with respect to such property, for any reason whatsoever:

(a) the destruction of such property, damage to such property beyond economic repair or rendition of such property permanently unfit for normal use by the Owner;

(b) the actual or constructive total loss of such property or any damage to such property, or requisition of title or use of such property, which results in an insurance settlement with respect to such property on the basis of a total loss or constructive or compromised total loss;

(c) any theft, hijacking or disappearance of such property for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive days or more;

(d) any seizure, condemnation, confiscation, taking or requisition (including loss of title) of such property by any Government Entity or purported Government Entity (other than a requisition of use by the U.S. Government) for a period exceeding one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive days;

(e) as a result of any law, rule, regulation, order or other action by the Aviation Authority or by any Government Entity of the government of registry of the Aircraft or by any Government Entity otherwise having jurisdiction over the operation or use of the Aircraft, the use of such property in the normal course of the Owner’s business of passenger air transportation is prohibited for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive days unless the Owner, prior to the expiration of such one hundred and eighty (180)-day period, shall have undertaken and shall be diligently carrying forward such steps as may be necessary or desirable to permit the normal use of such property by the Owner, but in any event if such use shall have been prohibited for a period of two (2) consecutive years, provided that no Event of Loss shall be deemed to have occurred if such prohibition has been applicable to the Owner’s entire U.S. fleet of such property and the Owner, prior to the expiration of such two (2)-year period, shall have conformed at least one unit of such property in its fleet to the requirements of any such law, rule, regulation, order or other action and commenced regular commercial use of the same in such jurisdiction and shall be diligently carrying forward, in a manner which does not discriminate against such property in so conforming such property, steps which are necessary or desirable to permit the normal use of the Aircraft by the Owner, but in any event if such use shall have been prohibited for a period of three (3) years.

 

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Expenses” means any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, settlements, penalties, claims, actions, suits, costs, expenses and disbursements (including, without limitation, reasonable fees and disbursements of legal counsel, accountants, appraisers, inspectors or other professionals, and costs of investigation).

FAA” means the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States or any Government Entity succeeding to the functions of such Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA Bill of Sale” means a bill of sale for the Aircraft on AC Form 8050-2 (or such other form as may be approved by the FAA) delivered to the Owner by Airframe Manufacturer.

FAA Filed Documents” means the FAA Bill of Sale, an application for registration of the Aircraft with the FAA in the name of Owner, the Trust Indenture and the initial Trust Supplement.

FAA Regulations” means the Federal Aviation Regulations issued or promulgated pursuant to the Act from time to time.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code.

Financing Statements” means, collectively, UCC financing statements covering the Collateral, by the Owner, as debtor, showing the Indenture Trustee as secured party, for filing in Delaware and each other jurisdiction that, in the opinion of the Indenture Trustee, is necessary to perfect its Lien on the Collateral.

French Pledge Agreement” means the French Pledge Agreement with respect to the Aircraft, dated the Closing Date, between the Owner (as pledgor) and the Indenture Trustee (as beneficiary).

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles as set forth in the statements of financial accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as such principles may at any time or from time to time be varied by any applicable financial accounting rules or regulations issued by the SEC and, with respect to any person, shall mean such principles applied on a basis consistent with prior periods except as may be disclosed in such person’s financial statements.

Government Entity” means (a) any federal, state, provincial or similar government, and any body, board, department, commission, court, tribunal, authority, agency or other instrumentality of any such government or otherwise exercising any executive, legislative, judicial, administrative or regulatory functions of such government or (b) any other government entity having jurisdiction over any matter contemplated by the Operative Agreements or relating to the observance or performance of the obligations of any of the parties to the Operative Agreements.

 

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Indemnitee” means (i) WTC, the Securities Intermediary and the Indenture Trustee, (ii) each separate or additional trustee appointed pursuant to the Trust Indenture, (iii) the Subordination Agent, the Paying Agent and the Escrow Agent, (iv) the Liquidity Providers, (v) the Pass Through Trustees and each Related Note Holder, (vi) each Affiliate of the persons described in clauses (i) and (ii), (vii) each Affiliate of the persons described in clauses (iii), (iv) and (v), (viii) the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and servants of each of the persons described in clauses (i), (ii) and (vi), (ix) the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and servants of each of the persons described in clauses (iii), (iv), (v) and (vii), (x) the successors and permitted assigns of the persons described in clauses (i), (ii) and (viii), and (xi) the successors and permitted assigns of the persons described in clauses (iii), (iv), (v) and (ix); provided that the persons described in clauses (iii), (iv), (v), (vii), (ix) and (xi) are Indemnitees only for purposes of Section 8.1 of the Participation Agreement. If any Indemnitee is Airframe Manufacturer or Engine Manufacturer or any subcontractor or supplier of either thereof, such Person shall be an Indemnitee only in its capacity as Note Holder.

Indenture Agreements” means the Purchase Agreement and the Bills of Sale, to the extent included in Granting Clause (2) of the Trust Indenture, and any other contract, agreement or instrument from time to time assigned or pledged under the Trust Indenture.

Indenture Default” means any condition, circumstance, act or event that, with the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both, would constitute an Indenture Event of Default.

Indenture Event of Default” means any one or more of the conditions, circumstances, acts or events set forth in Section 5.01 of the Trust Indenture.

Indenture Indemnitee” means (i) WTC, the Securities Intermediary and the Indenture Trustee, (ii) each separate or additional trustee appointed pursuant to the Trust Indenture, (iii) the Subordination Agent, (iv) each Liquidity Provider, (v) each Pass Through Trustee and each Related Note Holder, (vi) the Paying Agent, (vii) the Escrow Agent and (viii) each of the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and servants of each of the persons described in clauses (i) through (vii) inclusive above.

Indenture Trustee” means Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware trust company, not in its individual capacity but solely as indenture trustee under the Trust Indenture.

Intercreditor Agreement” means that certain Intercreditor Agreement among the Pass Through Trustees, the Liquidity Providers and the Subordination Agent, dated as of the Issuance Date, provided that for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, such Intercreditor Agreement shall be effective unless consented to by the Owner.

International Interest” is defined in the Cape Town Treaty.

International Registry” is defined in the Cape Town Treaty.

IRS” means the Internal Revenue Service of the United States or any Government Entity succeeding to the functions of such Internal Revenue Service.

 

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Issuance Date” means April [24], 2013.

Law” means (a) any constitution, treaty, statute, law, decree, regulation, order, rule or directive of any Government Entity, and (b) any judicial or administrative interpretation or application of, or decision under, any of the foregoing.

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, lien, charge, claim, encumbrance, lease or security interest affecting the title to or any interest in property.

Liquidity Facilities” means the two Revolving Credit Agreements (consisting of one Revolving Credit Agreement with the Liquidity Provider with respect to the Class A Pass Through Trust and a second Revolving Credit Agreement with the Liquidity Provider with respect to the Class B Pass Through Trust) between the Subordination Agent, as borrower, and the Liquidity Provider, each dated as of the Issuance Date, provided that, for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, any such Liquidity Facility shall be effective unless consented to by the Owner.

Liquidity Provider” means Natixis S.A., a société anonyme, organized under the laws of the Republic of France, acting through its New York Branch, as “Class A Liquidity Provider” and “Class B Liquidity Provider” (as such terms are defined in the Intercreditor Agreement).

Majority in Interest of Note Holders” means as of a particular date of determination, the holders of a majority in aggregate unpaid Original Amount of all Equipment Notes outstanding as of such date (excluding any Equipment Notes held by the Owner or any of its Affiliates (unless all Equipment Notes then outstanding shall be held by the Owner or any Affiliate of the Owner); provided that for the purposes of directing any action or casting any vote or giving any consent, waiver or instruction hereunder, any Note Holder of an Equipment Note or Equipment Notes may allocate, in such Note Holder’s sole discretion, any fractional portion of the principal amount of such Equipment Note or Equipment Notes in favor of or in opposition to any such action, vote, consent, waiver or instruction.

Make-Whole Amount” means, with respect to any Equipment Note, an amount (as determined by an independent investment bank of national standing) equal to the excess, if any, of (a) the present value of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest to maturity of such Equipment Note computed by discounting such payments on a semiannual basis on each Payment Date (assuming a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months) using a discount rate equal to the Treasury Yield plus the Make-Whole Spread, over (b) the outstanding principal amount of such Equipment Note plus accrued interest to the date of determination. For purposes of determining the Make-Whole Amount, “Treasury Yield” means, at the date of determination with respect to any Equipment Note, the interest rate (expressed as a decimal and, in the case of United States Treasury bills, converted to a bond equivalent yield) determined to be the per annum rate equal to the semiannual yield to maturity for United States Treasury securities maturing on the Average Life Date of such Equipment Note and trading in the public securities markets either as determined by interpolation between the most recent weekly average yield to maturity for two series of United States Treasury securities, trading in the public securities markets, (A) one maturing as close as possible to, but earlier than, the Average Life Date of such

 

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Equipment Note and (B) the other maturing as close as possible to, but later than, the Average Life Date of such Equipment Note, in each case as published in the most recent H.15(519) or, if a weekly average yield to maturity for United States Treasury securities maturing on the Average Life Date of such Equipment Note is reported in the most recent H.15(519), such weekly average yield to maturity as published in such H.15(519). “H.15(519)” means the weekly statistical release designated as such, or any successor publication, published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The date of determination of a Make-Whole Amount shall be the third Business Day prior to the applicable payment or redemption date and the “most recent H.15(519)” means the H.15(519) published prior to the close of business on the third Business Day prior to the applicable payment or redemption date.

Make-Whole Spread” means (i) in the case of Series A Equipment Notes, 0.50%, (ii) in the case of Series B Equipment Notes, 0.50% and (iii) in the case of Series C Equipment Notes, the percentage specified in Schedule I hereto (as amended at the time of original issuance of such Series C Equipment Notes) as the “Make-Whole Spread” for such Series C Equipment Notes.

Material Adverse Change” means, with respect to any person, any event, condition or circumstance that materially and adversely affects such person’s business or consolidated financial condition, or its ability to observe or perform its obligations, liabilities and agreements under the Operative Agreements.

Minimum Liability Insurance Amount” is defined in Schedule 3 to the Participation Agreement.

Mortgaged Property” is defined in Section 3.03 of the Trust Indenture.

Non-U.S. Person” means any Person other than a United States person, as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

Note Holder” means at any time each registered holder of one or more Equipment Notes.

Note Purchase Agreement” means the Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of the Issuance Date, among US Airways, Inc., the Subordination Agent, the Escrow Agent, the Paying Agent and the Pass Through Trustee under each Pass Through Trust Agreement providing for, among other things, the issuance and sale of certain equipment notes.

NY UCC” means the UCC as in effect on the date of determination in the State of New York.

Officer’s Certificate” means, in respect of any party to the Participation Agreement, a certificate signed by the Chairman, the President, any Vice President (including those with varying ranks such as Executive, Senior, Assistant or Staff Vice President), the Treasurer or the Secretary of such party.

 

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Operative Agreements” means, collectively, the Participation Agreement, the Trust Indenture, the initial Trust Indenture Supplement, the Bills of Sale, and the Equipment Notes.

Operative Indentures” means each of the indentures under which notes have been issued and purchased by the Pass Through Trustees pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement (whether before or after the date of the Trust Indenture).

Original Amount,” with respect to an Equipment Note, means the stated original principal amount of such Equipment Note and, with respect to all Equipment Notes, means the aggregate stated original principal amounts of all Equipment Notes.

Owner Person” means the Owner, any lessee, assignee, successor or other user or person in possession of the Aircraft, Airframe or an Engine with or without color of right, or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing (excluding any Tax Indemnitee or any related Tax Indemnitee with respect thereto, or any person using or claiming any rights with respect to the Aircraft, Airframe or an Engine directly by or through any of the persons in this parenthetical).

Participation Agreement” means the Participation Agreement [            ], dated as of [            ], 20[        ], among Owner, the Applicable Pass Through Trustees, the Subordination Agent and the Indenture Trustee.

Parts” means all appliances, parts, components, instruments, appurtenances, accessories, furnishings, seats and other equipment of whatever nature (other than (a) Engines or engines, (b) Passenger Convenience Equipment, (c) cargo containers and (d) any Removable Part leased by the Owner from a third party or subject to a security interest granted to a third party), that may from time to time be installed or incorporated in or attached or appurtenant to the Airframe or any Engine or removed therefrom unless the Lien of the Trust Indenture shall not be applicable thereto in accordance with Section 4.04 of the Trust Indenture.

Pass Through Agreements” means the Pass Through Trust Agreements, the Note Purchase Agreement, the Deposit Agreements, the Escrow Agreements, the Intercreditor Agreement, the Liquidity Facilities and the Fee Letter referred to in Section 2.03 of each of the Liquidity Facilities, provided that no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, any such Fee Letter shall be effective for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, unless consented to by the Owner.

Pass Through Certificates” means the pass through certificates issued by the Pass Through Trusts (and any other pass through certificates for which such pass through certificates may be exchanged).

Pass Through Trust” means each of the two separate pass through trusts created under the Pass Through Trust Agreements.

Pass Through Trust Agreement” means each of the two separate Trust Supplements, together in each case with the Basic Pass Through Trust Agreement, each dated as of the Issuance Date by and between the Owner and a Pass Through Trustee, provided, that, for purposes of any obligation of the Owner, no amendment, modification or supplement to, or substitution or replacement of, any such Agreement shall be effective unless consented to by the Owner.

 

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Pass Through Trustee” means Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware trust company, in its capacity as trustee under each Pass Through Trust Agreement.

Pass Through Trustee Agreements” means the Participation Agreement, the Pass Through Trust Agreements, the Note Purchase Agreement, the Deposit Agreements, the Escrow Agreements, and the Intercreditor Agreement.

Passenger Convenience Equipment” means components or systems installed on or affixed to the Airframe that are used to provide individual telecommunications services or entertainment services to passengers aboard the Aircraft.

Paying Agent” means Wilmington Trust Company, as paying agent under each of the Escrow Agreements.

Payment Date” means each May 15 and November 15, commencing on [            ], 201[    ].

Payment Due Rate” means (a) with respect to (i) any payment made to a Note Holder under any Series of Equipment Notes, the Debt Rate applicable to such Series plus 2% and (ii) any other payment made under any Operative Agreement to any other Person, the Debt Rate applicable to such payment plus 2% or, if less, (b) the maximum rate permitted by applicable law.

Permitted Air Carrier” means (i) any manufacturer of airframes or aircraft engines, or any Affiliate of a manufacturer of airframes or aircraft engines, (ii) any Permitted Foreign Air Carrier, (iii) any person approved in writing by the Indenture Trustee or (iv) any U.S. Air Carrier.

Permitted Country” means any country listed on Schedule 4 to the Participation Agreement.

Permitted Foreign Air Carrier” means any air carrier with its principal executive offices in any Permitted Country and which is authorized to conduct commercial airline operations and to operate jet aircraft similar to the Aircraft under the applicable Laws of such Permitted Country.

Permitted Government Entity” means (i) the U.S. Government or (ii) any Government Entity if the Aircraft is then registered under the laws of the country of such Government Entity.

Permitted Lease” means a lease permitted under Section 4.02(b) of the Trust Indenture.

Permitted Lessee” means the lessee under a Permitted Lease.

 

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Permitted Lien” means (a) the rights of the Indenture Trustee under the Operative Agreements, or of any Permitted Lessee under any Permitted Lease; (b) Liens attributable to the Indenture Trustee (both in its capacity as trustee under the Trust Indenture and in its individual capacity); (c) the rights of others under agreements or arrangements to the extent expressly permitted by the terms of Section 4.02(b) or 4.04 of the Trust Indenture; (d) Liens of Taxes of the Owner (and its U.S. federal tax law consolidated group), or Liens for Taxes of any Tax Indemnitee (and its U.S. federal tax law consolidated group) for which Owner is obligated to indemnify such Tax Indemnitee under any of the Operative Agreements, in any such case either not yet due or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings so long as such Liens and such proceedings do not involve any material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of the Aircraft, the Airframe, or any Engine or the interest of the Indenture Trustee therein or impair the Lien of the Trust Indenture; (e) materialmen’s, mechanics’, workers’, repairers’, employees’ or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business for amounts the payment of which is either not yet delinquent for more than 60 days or is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, so long as such Liens and such proceedings do not involve any material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of the Aircraft, the Airframe, or any Engine or the interest of the Indenture Trustee therein or impair the Lien of the Trust Indenture; (f) Liens arising out of any judgment or award against the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee), so long as such judgment shall, within 60 days after the entry thereof, have been discharged or vacated, or execution thereof stayed pending appeal or shall have been discharged, vacated or reversed within 60 days after the expiration of such stay, and so long as during any such 60 day period there is not, or any such judgment or award does not involve, any material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of the Aircraft, the Airframe, or any Engine or the interest of the Indenture Trustee therein or impair the Lien of the Trust Indenture; (g) any other Lien with respect to which Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) shall have provided a bond, cash collateral or other security adequate in the reasonable opinion of the Indenture Trustee; (h) any Lien approved in writing by the Indenture Trustee; and (i) salvage or similar rights of insurers under policies required to be maintained by Owner under Section 4.06 of the Trust Indenture.

Persons” or “persons” means individuals, firms, partnerships, joint ventures, trusts, trustees, Government Entities, organizations, associations, corporations, limited liability companies, government agencies, committees, departments, authorities and other bodies, corporate or incorporate, whether having distinct legal status or not, or any member of any of the same.

Plan” means any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA, or any plan within the meaning of Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code.

Prospective International Interest” is defined in the Cape Town Treaty.

Purchase Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Airbus A320 Family Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 2, 2007 between Airframe Manufacturer and Owner, as amended (including all exhibits thereto, together with all letter agreements entered into that by their terms constitute part of such Purchase Agreement), to the extent included in the Granting Clause (2) of the Trust Indenture.

QIB” is defined in Section 2.07 of the Trust Indenture.

 

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Related Equipment Note” means, as of any date, an “Equipment Note” as defined in each Related Indenture, but only if as of such date it is held by the “Subordination Agent” under the “Intercreditor Agreement”, as such terms are defined in such Related Indenture.

Related Indenture” means each Operative Indenture (other than the Trust Indenture).

Related Indenture Event of Default” means any “Indenture Event of Default” under any Related Indenture.

Related Indenture Trustee” means the “Indenture Trustee” as defined in each Related Indenture.

Related Make-Whole Amount” means the “Make-Whole Amount”, as defined in each Related Indenture.

Related Note Holder” means a registered holder of a Related Equipment Note.

Related Secured Obligations” means, as of any date, the outstanding “Original Amount”, as defined in each Related Indenture, of the Related Equipment Notes issued under such Related Indenture, the accrued and unpaid interest due thereon in accordance with such Related Indenture as of such date, the Related Make-Whole Amount, if any, due with respect thereto and all other amounts due with respect thereto in accordance with such Related Indenture.

Related Series A Equipment Note” means, as of any date, a “Series A Equipment Note”, as defined in each Related Indenture, but only if as of such date it is held by the “Subordination Agent” under the “Intercreditor Agreement”, as such terms are defined in such Related Indenture.

Related Series B Equipment Note” means, as of any date, a “Series B Equipment Note”, as defined in each Related Indenture, but only if as of such date it is held by the “Subordination Agent” under the “Intercreditor Agreement”, as such terms are defined in such Related Indenture.

Related Series C Equipment Note” means, as of any date, a “Series C Equipment Note”, as defined in each Related Indenture, but only if as of such date it is held by the “Subordination Agent” under the “Intercreditor Agreement”, as such terms are defined in such Related Indenture.

Removable Part” is defined in Section 4.04(d) of the Trust Indenture.

Replacement Airframe” means any airframe substituted for the Airframe pursuant to Article IV of the Trust Indenture.

Replacement Engine” means an engine substituted for an Engine pursuant to Article IV of the Trust Indenture.

 

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SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States, or any Government Entity succeeding to the functions of such Securities and Exchange Commission.

Section 1110” means 11 U.S.C. Section 1110 of the Bankruptcy Code or any successor or analogous section of the federal bankruptcy law in effect from time to time.

Secured Obligations” is defined in Section 2.05 of the Trust Indenture.

Securities Account” is defined in Section 3.07 of the Trust Indenture.

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Security” means a “security” as defined in Section 2(l) of the Securities Act.

Senior Holder” is defined in Section 2.12(c) of the Trust Indenture.

Series” means any of Series A, Series B or Series C.

Series A” or “Series A Equipment Notes” means Equipment Notes issued under the Trust Indenture and designated as “Series A” thereunder, in the Original Amount and maturities and bearing interest as specified in Schedule I to the Trust Indenture under the heading “Series A.”

Series B” or “Series B Equipment Notes” means Equipment Notes issued under the Trust Indenture and designated as “Series B” thereunder, in the Original Amount and maturities and bearing interest as specified in Schedule I to the Trust Indenture under the heading “Series B”.

Series C” or “Series C Equipment Notes” means Equipment Notes issued under the Trust Indenture and designated as “Series C” thereunder, in the Original Amount and maturities and bearing interest as specified in Schedule I to the Trust Indenture amended at the time of original issuance of Series C under the heading “Series C”.

Similar Aircraft” means an Airbus Model A321-2[    ] aircraft.

Special Default” means (i) the failure by the Owner to pay any amount of principal of or interest on any Equipment Note when due or (ii) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default referred to in Section 5.01(v), (vi) or (vii).

Subordination Agent” means Wilmington Trust Company, as subordination agent under the Intercreditor Agreement, or any successor thereto.

Tax Indemnitee” means (a) WTC, the Securities Intermediary and the Indenture Trustee, (b) each separate or additional trustee appointed pursuant to the Trust Indenture, (c) each Note Holder and (d) the respective successors, assigns, agents and servants of the foregoing.

 

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Taxes” means all license, recording, documentary, registration and other similar fees and all taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, assessments or withholdings of any nature whatsoever imposed by any Taxing Authority, together with any penalties, additions to tax, fines or interest thereon or additions thereto.

Taxing Authority” means any federal, state or local government or other taxing authority in the United States, any foreign government or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof, any international taxing authority or any territory or possession of the United States or any taxing authority thereof.

Threshold Amount” is defined in Schedule 3 to the Participation Agreement.

Transaction Expenses” means all costs and expenses incurred by the Indenture Trustee in connection with (a) the preparation, execution and delivery of the Operative Agreements and the recording or filing of any documents, certificates or instruments in accordance with any Operative Agreement, including, without limitation, the FAA Filed Documents and the Financing Statements, (b) the initial fee of the Indenture Trustee under the Trust Indenture and (c) the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Indenture Trustee and special counsel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in each case, in connection with the Closing.

Transactions” means the transactions contemplated by the Participation Agreement.

Transfer” means the transfer, sale, assignment or other conveyance of all or any interest in any property, right or interest.

Transferee” means a person to which any Note Holder purports or intends to Transfer any or all of its right, title or interest in the Equipment Note, as described in Section 9 of the Participation Agreement.

Trust Indenture” means the Trust Indenture and Security Agreement [            ], dated as of the date of the Participation Agreement among the Owner, the Securities Intermediary and the Indenture Trustee.

Trust Indenture Supplement” means a Trust Indenture and Security Agreement Supplement, substantially in the form of Exhibit A to the Trust Indenture, with appropriate modifications to reflect the purpose for which it is being used.

Trust Supplement” means an agreement supplemental to the Basic Pass Through Trust Agreement pursuant to which (i) a separate trust is created for the benefit of the holders of the Pass Through Certificates of a class, (ii) the issuance of the Pass Through Certificates of such Class representing fractional undivided interests in such trust is authorized and (iii) the terms of the Pass Through Certificates of such class are established.

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in any applicable jurisdiction.

 

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United States” or “U.S.” means the United States of America; provided that for geographic purposes, “United States” means, in aggregate, the 50 states and the District of Columbia of the United States of America.

U.S. Air Carrier” means any United States air carrier that is a Citizen of the United States holding an air carrier operating certificate issued pursuant to chapter 447 of title 49 of the United States Code for aircraft capable of carrying 10 or more individuals or 6000 pounds or more of cargo, and as to which there is in force an air carrier operating certificate issued pursuant to Part 121 of the FAA Regulations, or which may operate as an air carrier by certification or otherwise under any successor or substitute provisions therefor or in the absence thereof.

U.S. Government” means the federal government of the United States, or any instrumentality or agency thereof the obligations of which are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the federal government of the United States.

U.S. Person” means any Person described in Section 7701 (a)(30) of the Code.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, with respect to any specified Debt, at the time of the determination thereof the number of years obtained by dividing the then Remaining Dollar-years of such Debt by the then outstanding principal amount of such Debt. The term “Remaining Dollar-years” shall mean the amount obtained by (1) multiplying the amount of each then-remaining principal payment on such Debt by the number of years (calculated at the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between the date of determination of the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Debt and the date of that required payment and (2) totaling all the products obtained in clause (1) above.

Wet Lease” means any arrangement whereby the Owner or a Permitted Lessee agrees to furnish the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine to a third party pursuant to which the Aircraft, Airframe or Engine shall at all times be in the operational control of the Owner or a Permitted Lessee, provided that the Owner’s obligations under the Trust Indenture shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any such arrangement.

WTC” means Wilmington Trust Company, a Delaware trust company, not in its capacity as Indenture Trustee under the Trust Indenture, but in its individual capacity.

WTNA” means Wilmington Trust, National Association, a national association.

 

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ANNEX B—INSURANCE

TRUST INDENTURE [            ]

ANNEX B

INSURANCE

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings set forth or incorporated by reference in Annex A to the Trust Indenture.

A. Liability Insurance

1. Except as provided in Section A.2 below, and subject to the self-insurance permitted by Section G below, the Owner will carry or cause to be carried at all times, at no expense to the Indenture Trustee, comprehensive airline legal liability (including, but not limited to passenger liability, property damage, baggage liability, cargo and mail liability, hangarkeeper’s liability and contractual liability insurance) with respect to the Aircraft, the Airframe and the Engines, which is (i) in an amount not less than the greater of (x) the amount of comprehensive airline legal liability insurance from time to time applicable to aircraft owned or leased and operated by the Owner of the same type and operating on similar routes as the Aircraft and (y) the Minimum Liability Insurance Amount per occurrence; (ii) of the type and covering the same risks as from time to time applicable to aircraft operated by the Owner of the same type as the Aircraft; and (iii) maintained in effect with insurers of nationally or internationally recognized responsibility (such insurers being referred to herein as “Approved Insurers”); provided, however, that the Owner need not maintain such cargo liability insurance, or may maintain such cargo liability insurance in an amount less than the Minimum Liability Insurance Amount per occurrence, so long as the amount of cargo liability insurance, if any, maintained with respect to the Aircraft is not less than the cargo liability insurance, if any, maintained for other Airbus model A3[    ]-2[    ] aircraft owned or leased and operated by the Owner.

2. During any period that the Aircraft is on the ground and not in operation, the Owner may carry or cause to be carried, in lieu of the insurance required by Section A.1 above, and subject to the self insurance permitted by Section G below, insurance otherwise conforming with the provisions of said Section A.1 except that (i) the amounts of coverage shall not be required to exceed the amounts of public liability and property damage insurance from time to time applicable to aircraft owned or operated by the Owner of the same type as the Aircraft which are on the ground and not in operation and (ii) the scope of the risks covered and the type of insurance shall be the same as from time to time shall be applicable to aircraft owned or operated by the Owner of the same type which are on the ground and not in operation.

B. Hull Insurance

1. Except as provided in Section B.2 below and subject to the self-insurance permitted by Section G below, the Owner will carry or cause to be carried at all times, at no expense to the Indenture Trustee, with Approved Insurers “all-risk” ground and flight aircraft hull insurance covering each Aircraft (including the Engines when they are installed on the Airframe or any other airframe) which is of the type as from time to time applicable to aircraft owned by the Owner of the same type as the Aircraft for an amount denominated in United States Dollars not less than the unpaid Original Amount together with six months of interest accrued thereon (collectively, the “Debt Balance”).


Any policies of insurance carried in accordance with this Section B.1 or Section C covering the Aircraft and any policies taken out in substitution or replacement for any such policies (i) shall name Indenture Trustee as exclusive loss payee for any proceeds to be paid under such policies in excess of the Threshold Amount, if applicable up to an amount equal to the Debt Balance and (ii) shall provide that (A) in the event of a loss involving proceeds in excess of the Threshold Amount, the proceeds in respect of such loss up to an amount equal to the Debt Balance shall be payable to the Indenture Trustee, except in the case of a loss with respect to an Engine installed on an airframe other than the Airframe, in which case the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) shall endeavor to arrange for any payment of insurance proceeds in respect of such loss to be held for the account of the Indenture Trustee whether such payment is made to the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) or any third party, it being understood and agreed that in the case of any payment to the Indenture Trustee otherwise than in respect of an Event of Loss, the Indenture Trustee shall, upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to it that the damage giving rise to such payment shall have been repaired or that such payment shall then be required to pay for repairs then being made, pay the amount of such payment to the Owner or its order, and (B) the entire amount of any loss involving proceeds of the Threshold Amount or less or the amount of any proceeds of any loss in excess of the Debt Balance shall be paid to the Owner or its order unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the insurers have been notified thereof by the Indenture Trustee. In the case of a loss with respect to an engine (other than an Engine) installed on the Airframe, the Indenture Trustee shall hold any payment to it of any insurance proceeds in respect of such loss for the account of the Owner or any other third party that is entitled to receive such proceeds.

2. During any period that the Aircraft is on the ground and not in operation, the Owner may carry or cause to be carried, subject to the self-insurance permitted by Section G below, in lieu of the insurance required by Section B.1 above, insurance otherwise conforming with the provisions of said Section B.1 except that the scope of the risks and the type of insurance shall be the same as from time to time applicable to aircraft owned by the Owner of the same type similarly on the ground and not in operation, provided that the Owner shall maintain insurance against risk of loss or damage to the Aircraft in an amount equal to the Debt Balance during such period that the Aircraft is on the ground and not in operation.

C. War-Risk, Hijacking and Allied Perils Insurance

If the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) shall at any time operate or propose to operate the Aircraft, Airframe or any Engine (i) in any area of recognized hostilities or (ii) on international routes and war-risk, hijacking or allied perils insurance is maintained by the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) with respect to other aircraft owned or operated by the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) on such routes or in such areas, the Owner shall maintain or cause to be maintained war-risk, hijacking and related perils insurance of substantially the same type carried by major United States commercial air carriers operating the same or comparable models of aircraft on similar routes or in such areas and in no event in an amount less than the unpaid Original Amount.

 

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D. General Provisions

Any policies of insurance carried in accordance with Sections A, B and C, including any policies taken out in substitution or replacement for such policies:

(i) in the case of Section A, shall name Indenture Trustee, Securities Intermediary, each Note Holder, each Related Indenture Trustee, each Related Note Holder and each Liquidity Provider as an additional insured (collectively, the “Additional Insureds”), as its interests may appear;

(ii) shall apply worldwide and have no territorial restrictions or limitations (except only in the case of war, hijacking and related perils insurance required under Section C, which shall apply to the fullest extent available in the international insurance market);

(iii) shall provide that, in respect of the interests of the Additional Insureds in such policies, the insurance shall not be invalidated or impaired by any act or omission (including misrepresentation and nondisclosure) by the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) or any other Person (including, without limitation, use for illegal purposes of the Aircraft or any Engine) and shall insure the Additional Insureds regardless of any breach or violation of any representation, warranty, declaration, term or condition contained in such policies by the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee);

(iv) shall provide that, if the insurers cancel such insurance for any reason whatsoever, or if the same is allowed to lapse for nonpayment of premium, or if any material change is made in the insurance which adversely affects the interest of any of the Additional Insureds, such cancellation, lapse or change shall not be effective as to the Additional Insureds for thirty (30) (ten (10) days in the event of cancellation due to non-payment of premium and seven (7) days in the case of war risk, hijacking and allied perils insurance) days after issuance of written notice by such insurers of such cancellation, lapse or change, provided that if any notice period specified above is not reasonably obtainable, such policies shall provide for as long a period of prior notice as shall then be reasonably obtainable;

(v) shall waive any rights of setoff (including for unpaid premiums), recoupment, counterclaim or other deduction, whether by attachment or otherwise, against each Additional Insured;

(vi) shall waive any right of recourse or subrogation against any Additional Insured;

(vii) shall be primary without right of contribution from any other insurance that may be available to any Additional Insured;

(viii) shall provide that all of the liability insurance provisions thereof, except the limits of liability, shall operate in all respects as if a separate policy had been issued covering each party insured thereunder;

 

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(ix) with respect to hull insurance and war risk, hijacking and allied perils insurance, shall provide that (a) in the event of a loss involving proceeds in excess of the Threshold Amount, the proceeds in respect of such loss up to an amount equal to the amount payable upon the occurrence of an Event of Loss shall be payable to the Indenture Trustee (so long as the Trust Indenture shall not have been discharged) in the manner set forth in Sections 2.09 and 2.11 (except in the case of a loss with respect to an Engine installed on an airframe other than the Airframe, in which case the Owner (or any Permitted Lessee) shall arrange for any payment of insurance proceeds in respect of such loss to be held for the account of the Indenture Trustee (so long as the Trust Indenture shall not have been discharged) whether such payment is made to Owner (or any Lessee) or any third party), it being understood and agreed that in the case of any payment to the Indenture Trustee otherwise than in respect of an Event of Loss, the Indenture Trustee shall, upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to it that the damage giving rise to such payment shall have been repaired or that such payment shall then be required to pay for repairs then being made, pay the amount of such payment (and all earnings, if any, thereon) to the Owner or its order, and (ii) the entire amount of any loss involving proceeds of the Threshold Amount or less or the amount of any proceeds of any loss in excess of the amount payable upon the occurrence of an Event of Loss pursuant to Section 4.05(a) shall be paid to Owner or its order unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the insurers have been notified thereof by the Indenture Trustee;

(x) shall provide that none of the Additional Insureds shall be liable for any insurance premium; and

(xi) shall contain a 50/50% Clause per Lloyd’s Aviation Underwriters’ Association Standard Policy Form AVS 103.

E. Reports and Certificates; Other Information

On or prior to the Closing Date and on or prior to each renewal date of the insurance policies required hereunder, the Owner will furnish or cause to be furnished to the Indenture Trustee insurance certificates describing in reasonable detail the insurance maintained by the Owner hereunder and a report, signed by the Owner’s regularly retained independent insurance broker (the “Insurance Broker”), stating the opinion of such Insurance Broker that (a) all premiums in connection with the insurance then due have been paid and (b) such insurance complies with the terms of this Annex B, except that such opinion shall not be required with respect to war risk insurance provided by the FAA. To the extent such agreement is reasonably obtainable Owner will also cause the Insurance Broker to agree to advise Indenture Trustee in writing of any default in the payment of any premium due and to advise Indenture Trustee promptly in writing (seven days in the case of war-risk and allied perils coverage or such shorter period as may be available in the international insurance market, as the case may be, if applicable) prior to the cancellation, lapse or material adverse change of any insurance maintained pursuant to this Annex B.

 

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F. Right to Pay Premiums

The Additional Insureds shall have the rights but not the obligations of an additional named insured. None of the Indenture Trustee and the other Additional Insured shall have any obligation to pay any premium, commission, assessment or call due on any such insurance (including reinsurance). Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of cancellation of any insurance due to the nonpayment of premiums, the Indenture Trustee shall have the option, in its sole discretion, to pay any such premium in respect of the Aircraft that is due in respect of the coverage pursuant to the Trust Indenture and to maintain such coverage, as the Indenture Trustee may require, until the scheduled expiry date of such insurance and, in such event, the Owner shall, upon demand, reimburse Indenture Trustee for amounts so paid by them.

G. Deductibles; Self-insurance

The Owner may self-insure by way of deductible, premium adjustment or franchise provisions or otherwise (including, with respect to insurance maintained pursuant to Section B, insuring for a maximum amount which is less than the Debt Balance) in the insurance covering the risks required to be insured against pursuant to Section 4.06 and this Annex B under a program applicable to all aircraft in the Owner’s fleet, but in no case shall the aggregate amount of self-insurance in regard to Section 11 and this Annex B exceed during any policy year, with respect to all of the aircraft in the Owner’s fleet (including, without limitation, the Aircraft), the lesser of (a) 50% of the largest replacement value of any single aircraft in the Owner’s fleet and (b) 1-1/2% of the average aggregate insurable value (during the preceding policy year) of all aircraft (including, without limitation, the Aircraft) on which the Owner carries insurance, unless an insurance broker of national standing shall certify that the standard among all other major U.S. airlines is a higher level of self-insurance, in which case the Owner may self-insure to such higher level. In addition, the Owner (and any Permitted Lessee) may self-insure to the extent of any applicable deductible per aircraft that does not exceed industry standards for major U.S. airlines.

 

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EXHIBIT A

TO

TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT SUPPLEMENT

This TRUST INDENTURE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT SUPPLEMENT NO.         , dated [            ,             ] (herein called this “Trust Indenture Supplement”) of US AIRWAYS, INC., as Owner (the “Owner”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Trust Indenture and Security Agreement [            ], dated as of [            ], 201[        ] (as amended and supplemented, the “Trust Indenture”), between the Owner and Wilmington Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee (the “Indenture Trustee”), provides for the execution and delivery of a supplement thereto substantially in the form hereof, which shall particularly describe the Aircraft, and shall specifically mortgage such Aircraft to the Indenture Trustee; and

WHEREAS, the Trust Indenture relates to the Airframe and Engines described below, and a counterpart of the Trust Indenture is attached hereto and made a part hereof and this Trust Indenture Supplement, together with such counterpart of the Trust Indenture, is being filed for recordation on the date hereof with the FAA as one document;

NOW, THEREFORE, this Trust Indenture Supplement WITNESSETH that the Owner hereby confirms that the Lien of the Trust Indenture on the Collateral covers all of the Owner’s right, title and interest in and to the following described property and that it hereby grants to the Security Trustee an “International Interest” (as defined in the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and related Aircraft Equipment Protocol, as in effect in the United States) in the following airframe and engines:

AIRFRAME

One airframe identified as follows:

 

Manufacturer

  


Model

  

FAA Registration

Number

  

Manufacturer’s Serial

Number

Airbus S.A.S.

        

together with all of the Owner’s right, title and interest in and to all Parts of whatever nature, whether now owned or hereinafter acquired and which are from time to time incorporated or installed in or attached to said airframe.


AIRCRAFT ENGINES

Two aircraft engines, each such engine being a jet propulsion aircraft engine with at least 1750 lb of thrust or its equivalent, identified as follows:

 

Manufacturer

  

Manufacturer’s Model

  

Serial Number

together with all of the Owner’s right, title and interest in and to all Parts of whatever nature, whether now owned or hereafter acquired and which are from time to time incorporated or installed in or attached to either of such engines.

Together with all of the Owner’s right, title and interest in and to (a) all Parts of whatever nature, which from time to time are included within the definition of “Airframe” or “Engine”, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, including all substitutions, renewals and replacements of and additions, improvements, accessions and accumulations to the Airframe and Engines (other than additions, improvements, accessions and accumulations which constitute appliances, parts, instruments, appurtenances, accessories, furnishings or other equipment excluded from the definition of Parts) and (b) all Aircraft Documents.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the aforesaid property unto the Indenture Trustee, its successors and assigns, in trust for the equal and proportionate benefit and security of the Note Holders and the Indenture Indemnitees, except as provided in Section 2.12 and Article III of the Trust Indenture without any preference, distinction or priority of any one Equipment Note over any other by reason of priority of time of issue, sale, negotiation, date of maturity thereof or otherwise for any reason whatsoever, and for the uses and purposes and subject to the terms and provisions set forth in the Trust Indenture.

This Trust Indenture Supplement shall be construed as supplemental to the Trust Indenture and shall form a part thereof. The Trust Indenture is each hereby incorporated by reference herein and is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

AND, FURTHER, the Owner hereby acknowledges that the Aircraft referred to in this Trust Indenture Supplement has been delivered to the Owner and is included in the property of the Owner subject to the pledge and mortgage thereof under the Trust Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Owner has caused this Trust Indenture Supplement to be duly executed by one of its officers, thereunto duly authorized, on the day and year first above written.

 

US AIRWAYS, INC.
By:    
  Name:
  Title:

 

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SCHEDULE I

 

     Original Amount    Interest Rate

Series A:

     

Series B:

     

Total:

     

Trust Indenture and Security Agreement

Equipment Note Amortization

 

Payment Date

   Percentage of Original Amount to be Paid