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BELL 206B3

BELL 206B3 Price and Operating Costs


The BELL 206B3, production in 1977 – 2010, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 20,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 115 knots/132 MPH, and a 263 NM/303 SM seats-full range. The BELL 206B3 has a 00′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 00′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’02” cabin high, 03’10” cabin wide, and 03’03” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 22.00 ft^3; 02.00 ft^3 being internal and 20.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft BELL 206B3 is $610,000.00. A $305,000.00 loan over 10 years including $1270.83 per month in interest equates to a $15,293.83 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the BELL 206B3 has total variable costs of $271,885.50, total fixed costs of $155,139.38, and hypothetical summary cost of $427,024.88. How much does it cost to fly: $948.94 per hour.

Maximal total range:
263 NM / 303 SM
Cruise speed:
115 knots / 132 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people

BELL 206B3

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $155,139.38
Variable operation and maintenance cost $271,885.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $427,024.88
Cost per hour $948.94

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