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CESSNA 172SP Price and Operating Costs


The CESSNA 172SP, production in 1998 – to present, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 14,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 115 knots/132 MPH, and a 343 NM/395 SM seats-full range. The CESSNA 172SP has a 1,592′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 1,642′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’00” cabin high, 03’03” cabin wide, and 11’09” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 30.00 ft^3; 30.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft CESSNA 172SP is $234,000.00. A $117,000.00 loan over 10 years including $487.5 per month in interest equates to a $5,866.81 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the CESSNA 172SP has total variable costs of $53,1N/A, total fixed costs of $64,005.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $117,105.00. How much does it cost to fly: $260.23 per hour.

Maximal total range:
343 NM / 395 SM
Cruise speed:
115 knots / 132 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $64,005.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $53,1N/A
How much does a helicopter cost per year $117,105.00
Cost per hour $260.23

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