How much it costs to own and operate a Citation CJ3 private jet

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Citation CJ3 Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Citation CJ3 private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $646,687 or $958,574 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Citation CJ3 is 478 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 382 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $8.46 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 $6.27.

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 CJ3 525B? Prices today are around $3,395,000 with 15 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$152,240$304,480
Maintenance$52,870$105,741
Engine Overhaul$61,777$123,554
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$311,887$623,775
Fixed Costs  
Crew$202,264$202,264
Crew Training$25,041$25,041
Hangar$30,320$30,320
Insurance$19,196$19,196
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$9,979$9,979
Total Fixed Costs$334,799$334,799
Total Annual Budget$646,687$958,574