How much it costs to own and operate a Citation CJ2 private jet


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Citation CJ2 Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Citation CJ2 private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $691,190 or $1,058,850 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Citation CJ2 is 468 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 374 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $9.23 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 $7.07.

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 Cessna Citation CJ2 525A? Prices today are around $3,450,000 with 24 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$203,886$407,772
Engine Overhaul$59,103$118,205
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$367,660$735,320
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$18,648$18,648
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$9,970$9,970
Total Fixed Costs$323,530$323,530
Total Annual Budget$691,190$1,058,850
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