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


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Citation Bravo Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Citation Bravo private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $650,934 or $979,343 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Citation Bravo is 459 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 367 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $8.86 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 $6.67.

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 Bravo 550? Prices range between $975,000 and $1,650,000 with 9 currently advertised for sale.

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Sample Operating Budget

Costflying 200 hours/yearflying 400 hours/year
Direct Operating Costs (DOC)  
Fuel Cost @ $4.40/gal Updated to Nat'l Avg Each Week$149,600$299,200
Engine Overhaul$67,506$135,013
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$328,409$656,817
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$22,327$22,327
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$9,963$9,963
Total Fixed Costs$322,526$322,526
Total Annual Budget$650,934$979,343
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