How much it costs to own and operate a Lear 35A private jet


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Lear 35A Operating Costs

Sample annual operating cost summary.
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Annual Budget

The total annual budget for flying a Lear 35A private jet 200 hours per year is approximately $900,981 or $1,492,574 for flying 400 hours per year. The maximum speed of the Lear 35A is 519 mph, but with slower climb, cruise and descending speeds it is more likely to average 415 mph which would equate to an average cost per mile of approximately $10.85 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 $8.99.

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$284,862$569,724
Engine Overhaul$111,256$222,511
Misc Crew/Landing/Handling$40,000$80,000
Miscellaneous Variable$5,000$10,000
Total Direct Operating Costs (DOC)$591,593$1,183,186
Fixed Costs  
Crew Training$22,926$22,926
Jet Management$48,000$48,000
Miscellaneous Fixed$10,041$10,041
Total Fixed Costs$309,388$309,388
Total Annual Budget$900,981$1,492,574
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