How much it costs to own and operate a Citation CJ1 private jet

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Citation CJ1 Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Citation CJ1 private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $583,463 or $856,057 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Citation CJ1 is 434 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 347 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $8.40 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 $6.16.

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 CJ1 525? Prices range between $999,000 and $1,498,000 with 11 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$117,920$235,840
Maintenance$55,850$111,699
Engine Overhaul$53,824$107,647
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$272,593$545,187
Fixed Costs  
Crew$202,292$202,292
Crew Training$18,653$18,653
Hangar$22,700$22,700
Insurance$9,266$9,266
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$9,959$9,959
Total Fixed Costs$310,870$310,870
Total Annual Budget$583,463$856,057