Operating Costs


#1

Can anyone tell me the operating costs and ownership costs for a Cessna Citation Excel (twin-jet) (C56X/Q). What about the cost for short, 30 minute flights?


#2

That’s a very broad question. Are you looking for purchase price of the aircraft, yearly operating cost ( depends on hours flown), direct operating cost, charter rates? You’ll have to be more specific to get a somewhat accurate reply.


#3

From the 2008 Business & Commercial Aviation Operations Planning Guide

Keep in mind that many of the Costs will vary based on the operation. The numbers below are derived from operator experience and compiled by ARG/US

Cessna Citation XLS+

BCA Equipped Price ---- $11,860,000

Mission Costs

Fuel Expense is based on a national average price of $6.57 per gallon.

300 NM

Flight Time ---- 0+46
Direct Cost ---- $1,575
Fuel Expense ---- $1,221
Per-Mile Cost ---- $5.25

600 NM

Flight Time ---- 1+29
Direct Cost ---- $2,738
Fuel Expense ---- $2,053
Per-Mile Cost ---- $4.56

1000 NM

Flight Time ---- 2+26
Direct Cost ---- $4,271
Fuel Expense ---- $3,148
Per-Mile Cost ---- $4.27

Variable Costs (Hourly)

Fuel Expense ---- $1,385
Maint. Hrs. / Flt Hr. ---- 1.54
Svc. Ctr. Maint. Labor Expense ---- $134
Scheduled Parts Expense ---- $145
Misc. Trip Expense ---- $183

Fixed Costs (Annual)

Hull Insurance ---- $29,650
Liability Insurance ---- $28,000
Hull Insurance per $100 ---- $0.25
Liability Insurance per $M ---- $140
Maint. Software Programs ---- $1,685
Miscellaneous Services ---- $9,950

Periodic Costs

Mid-Life/Hot Sec. Insp. ---- $93,330
Engine Overhaul ---- $466,650
Overhaul Interval ---- 5000t
Paint ---- $59,250
Int. Refurb ---- $145,175
Modern./Modif./Upgrade ---- $38,800

Personnel Costs

Captain Salary ---- $82,432
First Officer Salary ---- $56,513

Training Costs

Pilot Initial (per pilot) ---- $17,000
Maint. Tech ---- $6,900

Facilities (Annual)

Hangar/Office Lease Expense ---- $64.975
Miscellaneous Office Expense ---- $9,405


#4

God bless you for saving me from posting all that crap! I was just looking at those numbers and decided i just couldn’t do it.


#5

Hopefully the effort wasn’t for naught… :unamused: