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BOMBARDIER/CHALLENGER 870CS Price and Operating Costs


The BOMBARDIER/CHALLENGER 870CS, production in 2005-2009, requires a two man crew and can be configured in 19 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 41,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 447 knots/514 MPH, and a 2,180 NM/2,509 SM seats-full range. The BOMBARDIER/CHALLENGER 870CS has a 5,920′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,500′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 06’02” cabin high, 08’03” cabin wide, and 68’02” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 410.00 ft^3; 110.00 ft^3 being internal and 3N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft BOMBARDIER/CHALLENGER 870CS is $18,000,000.00. A $9,000,000.00 loan over 10 years including $37500 per month in interest equates to a $451,293.43 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the BOMBARDIER/CHALLENGER 870CS has total variable costs of $1,783,237.50, total fixed costs of $571,776.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $2,355,013.50. How much does it cost to fly: $5,233.36 per hour.

Maximal total range:
2,180 NM / 2,509 SM
Cruise speed:
447 knots / 514 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
19 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year Flying 450 Hours per Year + 200 Charter Hours
Owner-operated hours 450 450
Charter-operated hours 200
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25 $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $571,776.00 $-144,474.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $1,783,237.50 $1,783,237.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $2,355,013.50 $1,638,763.50
Cost per hour $5,233.36 $3,641.70

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