How much it costs to own and operate a Gulfstream G400 private jet


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Gulfstream G400 Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Gulfstream G400 private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $1,691,160 or $2,769,281 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Gulfstream G400 is 539 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 431 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $19.61 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 $16.06.

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

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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$740,352$1,480,704
Engine Overhaul$149,334$298,669
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$80,000$160,000
Miscellaneous Variable$30,000$60,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$1,078,121$2,156,242
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$104,752$104,752
Jet Management$78,000$78,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$28,583$28,583
Total Fixed Costs$613,039$613,039
Total Annual Budget$1,691,160$2,769,281
Gulfstream G400 Interior

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