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BELL 222B Price and Operating Costs


The BELL 222B, production in 1982 – 1987, requires a two man crew and can be configured in 5 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 20,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 139 knots/159 MPH, and a 234 NM/269 SM seats-full range. The BELL 222B 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 222B is $645,000.00. A $322,500.00 loan over 10 years including $1343.75 per month in interest equates to a $16,171.35 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the BELL 222B has total variable costs of $600,435.00, total fixed costs of $262,380.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $862,815.00. How much does it cost to fly: $1,917.37 per hour.

Maximal total range:
234 NM / 269 SM
Cruise speed:
139 knots / 159 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 $262,380.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $600,435.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $862,815.00
Cost per hour $1,917.37

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