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BELL 222A Price and Operating Costs


The BELL 222A, production in 1980 – 1981, requires a two man crew and can be configured in 5 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 20,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 141 knots/162 MPH, and a 224 NM/258 SM seats-full range. The BELL 222A has a 00′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 00′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’09” cabin high, 04’09” cabin wide, and 06’09” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 40.00 ft^3; 03.00 ft^3 being internal and 37.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft BELL 222A is $500,000.00. A $250,000.00 loan over 10 years including $1041.67 per month in interest equates to a $12,535.93 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the BELL 222A has total variable costs of $574,537.50, total fixed costs of $245,680.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $820,217.50. How much does it cost to fly: $1,822.71 per hour.

Maximal total range:
224 NM / 258 SM
Cruise speed:
141 knots / 162 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
5 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $245,680.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $574,537.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $820,217.50
Cost per hour $1,822.71

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