How much it costs to own and operate a Challenger 601-3A private jet


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Challenger 601-3A Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Challenger 601-3A private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $1,444,447 or $2,376,895 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Challenger 601-3A is 528 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 422 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $17.10 at 200 hours per year. If you fly 400 hours per year, you can spread the total fixed costs over more flight hours which reduces your cost per mile to $14.07.

These budgets do not include the cost to purchase the jet, depreciation or the cost of capital (interest payments.)

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Cost to Purchase

How much does it cost to buy a Bombardier Challenger 601-3A? Prices range between $1,895,000 and $1,999,900 with 13 currently advertised for sale.

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Sample Operating Budget

Costflying 200 hours/yearflying 400 hours/year
Direct Operating Costs (DOC)  
Fuel Cost @ $7.23/gal Updated to Nat'l Avg Each Week$475,734$951,468
Engine Overhaul$149,510$299,020
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$80,000$160,000
Miscellaneous Variable$30,000$60,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$932,448$1,864,896
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$49,417$49,417
Jet Management$78,000$78,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$28,589$28,589
Total Fixed Costs$511,999$511,999
Total Annual Budget$1,444,447$2,376,895
Challenger 601-3A Interior

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