How much it costs to own and operate a Westwind I private jet


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Westwind I Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Westwind I private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $992,882 or $1,629,804 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Westwind I is 540 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 432 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $11.49 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 $9.43.

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 IAI Westwind I? Prices today are around $229,000 with 2 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$271,848$543,696
Engine Overhaul$119,066$238,132
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$636,922$1,273,844
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$27,220$27,220
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$9,959$9,959
Total Fixed Costs$355,960$355,960
Total Annual Budget$992,882$1,629,804
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