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Operating costs for jets, turboprops detailed

Hourly operating costs of business jets and turboprops compared.
Hourly operating costs of business jets and turboprops compared.

For the second year, AOPA Pilot is offering this exclusive analysis from Conklin and de Decker, a company that provides aircraft operating costs to those shopping for aircraft and other needs. This year turboprops are added to the list of business jets. Most variable costs are included. Some of the items included are unscheduled maintenance discrepancies, troubleshooting those discrepancies, scheduled maintenance that occurs during a 10-year time period, line replacement parts, labor to overhaul components, airworthiness and service bulletin compliance, on-condition maintenance labor for the airframe and avionics, and routine engine maintenance not covered by the Jet Support Services Inc. maintenance plan.

All cost estimates were provided exclusively to AOPA Pilot for its members and the public to use while shopping for aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

Jets

Aircraft Name Category Variable Cost per Hour Seats - Executive Max Takeoff Weight Max Range 4 Pax Max Cruise Speed No. of Engines Engine Model Engine Manufacturer
Airbus ACJ318 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $5122.06 19 145,504 3,920 nm 486 2 CFM56-5B9 CFM International
Airbus ACJ319 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $5369.42 19 168,650 6,360 nm 486 2 CFM56-5B7 CFM International
Airbus ACJ320 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $6,050.57 19 169,785 5,250 nm 486 2 CFM56-5B4 CFM International
Airbus ACJ321 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $6,058.76 19 196,210 4,870 nm 467 2 CFM56-5B4 CFM International
Beechcraft Hawker 400XPR Jet Small $1,322.45 8 16,300 1,817 nm 450 2 FJ44-4A-32 Williams
Boeing BBJ Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $5,256.18 19 171,000 6,097 nm 486 2 CFM International
Boeing BBJ 2 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $5,812.39 19 174,200 5,686 nm 473 2 CFM56-7B CFM International
Boeing BBJ 3 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $5,634.96 19 187,700 4,819 nm 473 2 CFM56-7B CFM International
Bombardier Challenger 350 Jet Long Range $2,537.24 8 40,600 3,352 nm 470 2 HTF 7350 Honeywell Engines
Bombardier Challenger 650 Jet Long Range $2,724.25 10 48,200 4,035 nm 488 2 CF34-3B MTO General Electric
Bombardier Global 5000 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,898.82 13 92,500 4,860 nm 511 2 BR 710-A2-20 Rolls Royce
Bombardier Global 6000 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,942.09 13 99,500 6,332 nm 511 2 BR 710-A2-20 Rolls Royce
Bombardier Learjet 70 Jet Medium $1,725.40 6 21,500 1,920 nm 465 2 TFE 731-40BR Honeywell Engines
Bombardier Learjet 75 Jet Medium $1,783.19 8 21,500 1,899 nm 465 2 TFE 731-40BR Honeywell Engines
Cessna Citation CJ3+ Jet Small $1,328.37 6 13,870 1,750 nm 417 2 FJ44-3A Williams
Cessna Citation CJ4 Jet Small $1,540.13 7 17,110 2,022 nm 454 2 FJ44-4A Williams
Cessna Citation Latitude Jet Medium $2,274.64 9 30,800 2,787 nm 429 2 PW306D Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna Citation M2 Jet Small $1,122.84 6 10,700 1,380 nm 404 2 FJ44-1AP Williams
Cessna Citation Mustang Jets VLJ $838.87 4 8,645 743 nm 340 2 PW615F Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Jet Medium $2,126.06 9 30,755 3,095 nm 459 2 PW306D Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna Citation X+ Jet Long Range $3,276.05 8 36,600 3,401 nm 527 2 AE 3007C2 Rolls Royce
Cessna Citation XLS+ Jet Medium $1,819.38 8 20,200 1,896 nm 440 2 PW545C Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cirrus Vision SF50 Jets VLJ $595.30 4 6,000 1,169 nm 300 1 FJ33-5A Williams
Dassault Falcon 2000LXS Jet Long Range $2,597.73 10 42,800 4,095 nm 482 2 PW308C Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dassault Falcon 2000S Jet Long Range $2,597.73 10 42,800 3,586 nm 482 2 PW308C Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dassault Falcon 7X Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,070.62 12 70,000 5,797 mn 495 3 PW307A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dassault Falcon 8X Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,019.22 12 73,000 6,630 nm 495 3 PW307D Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dassault Falcon 900LX Jet Long Range $3,005.54 12 49,000 4,900 nm 482 3 TFE 731-60 Honeywell Engines
Embraer 135 Shuttle Jet Long Range $2,914.36 16 44,092 2,017 nm 447 2 AE 3007A1/3 Rolls Royce
Embraer Legacy 450 Jet Medium $2,261.77 7 35,274 2,809 nm 470 2 HTF7500E Honeywell Engines
Embraer Legacy 500 Jet Long Range $2,663.09 8 37,919 3,110 nm 467 2 HTF7500E Honeywell Engines
Embraer Legacy 600 Jet Long Range $3,000.62 13 49,604 3,425 nm 455 2 AE 3007A1E Rolls Royce
Embraer Legacy 650 Jet Long Range $3,082.57 13 53,572 3,921 nm 459 2 AE 3007A2 Rolls Royce
Embraer Lineage 1000E Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $4,409.75 19 120,152 4,602 nm 471 2 CF34-10E7-B General Electric
Embraer Phenom 100E Jets VLJ $925.93 5 10,582 1,187 nm 390 2 PW617F-E Pratt & Whitney Canada
Embraer Phenom 300 Jet Small $1,364.40 7 17,968 1,906 nm 444 2 PW535E Pratt & Whitney Canada
Gulfstream G150 Jet Medium $1,909.64 7 26,100 3,018 nm 470 2 TFE 731-40AR Honeywell Engines
Gulfstream G280 Jet Long Range $2,542.04 8 39,600 3,410 nm 482 2 HTF 7250G Honeywell Engines
Gulfstream G450 Jet Long Range $3,771.59 14 74,600 4,364 nm 500 2 TAY 611-8C Rolls Royce
Gulfstream G550 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,662.14 18 91,000 6,856 nm 508 2 BR 710-C4-11 Rolls Royce
Gulfstream G650 Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,790.25 18 99,600 7,080 nm 516 2 BR 725 A1-12 Rolls Royce
Gulfstream G650ER Jet Ultra LR & Lrg Cabin $3,795.20 18 103,600 7,507 nm 516 2 BR 725 A1-12 Rolls Royce
Honda Aircraft HA-420 HondaJet Jets VLJ $902.04 5 10,600 1,065 nm 420 2 HF120 GE Honda
One Aviation Eclipse 550 Jets VLJ $740.75 3 6,000 574 371 2 PW610F-A Pratt & Whitney Canada

Turboprops

Aircraft Name Category Variable Cost per Hour Seats - Executive Max Takeoff Weight Max Range 4 Pax Max Cruise Speed No. of Engines Engine Model Engine Manufacturer
Beechcraft King Air 250 Turboprop Medium Multi $1,180.48 7 12,500 1,051 nm 310 2 PT6A-52 Pratt & Whitney Canada
Beechcraft King Air 350i Turboprop Medium Multi $1,194.69 8 15,000 1,495 nm 320 2 PT6A-60A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Beechcraft King Air 350iER Turboprop Medium Multi $1,206.29 8 16,500 2,238 nm 303 2 PT6A-60A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Beechcraft King Air C90GTx Turboprop Small Multi $985.99 5 10,485 979 nm 270 2 PT6A-135A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna 208 Caravan Turboprop Single $508.73 9 8,000 800 nm 186 1 PT6A-114A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna 208 Caravan/Cargo Pod Turboprop Single $512.80 9 8,000 609 nm 186 1 PT6A-114A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX Turboprop Single $545.31 9 8,807 738 nm 194 1 PT6A-140 Pratt & Whitney Canada
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX/Carg Pod Turboprop Single $551.37 9 8,807 684 nm 185 1 PT6A-140 Pratt & Whitney Canada
Daher-Socata TBM 900 Turboprop Single $676 5 7,394 1,231 nm 324 1 PT6A-66D Pratt & Whitney Canada
Daher-Socata TBM 930 Turboprop Single $673 5 7,394 1,231  nm 324 1 PT6A-66D Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dornier Seaplane Company Seastar CD2 Turboprop Medium Multi $986.95 6 10,141 570 nm 180 2 PT6A-135A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Extra Aircraft Extra 500 Turboprop Single $367.00 5 4,696 1,444 nm 225 1 250-B17F/2 Rolls Royce
Nextant Aerospace G90XT Turboprop Small Multi $702.90 5 10,500 1,290 nm 283 2 H80 General Electric
Piaggio Avanti P180 EVO Turboprop Medium Multi $1,216.02 6 12,100 1,510 nm 400 2 PT6A-66B Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pilatus PC 12 NG Turboprop Single $726.79 7 10,450 1,553 nm 280 1 PT6A-67P Pratt & Whitney Canada
Piper M600 Turboprop Single $535.84 4 6,000 833 nm 274 1 PT6A-42A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Piper Meridian PA 46TP Turboprop Single $506.25 5 5,092 1,091 nm 267 1 PT6A-42A Pratt & Whitney Canada
Quest Aircraft Kodiak Turboprop Single $501.08 5 7,255 845 nm 180 1 PT6A-34 Pratt & Whitney Canada
Viking Air DHC 6-400 Twin Otter Turboprop Medium Multi $968.40 19 12,500 658 nm 185 2 PT6A-34 Pratt & Whitney Canada