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BELL 205A1

BELL 205A1 Price and Operating Costs


The BELL 205A1, production in 1968 – 1980, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 7 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 12,700′, a optimal cruise speed of 108 knots/124 MPH, and a 200 NM/230 SM seats-full range. The BELL 205A1 has a 00′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 00′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’04” cabin high, 08’00” cabin wide, and 08’07” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 68.00 ft^3; 40.00 ft^3 being internal and 28.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft BELL 205A1 is $2,000,000.00. A $1,000,000.00 loan over 10 years including $4166.67 per month in interest equates to a $50,143.71 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the BELL 205A1 has total variable costs of $539,473.50, total fixed costs of $179,039.55, and hypothetical summary cost of $718,513.05. How much does it cost to fly: $1,596.70 per hour.

Maximal total range:
200 NM / 230 SM
Cruise speed:
108 knots / 124 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
7 people

BELL 205A1

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $179,039.55
Variable operation and maintenance cost $539,473.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $718,513.05
Cost per hour $1,596.70

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