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CESSNA 421C Price and Operating Costs


The CESSNA 421C, production in 1976 – 1985, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 5 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 30,200′, a optimal cruise speed of 231 knots/266 MPH, and a 790 NM/909 SM seats-full range. The CESSNA 421C has a 2,265′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,927′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’03” cabin high, 04’07” cabin wide, and 11’03” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 84.00 ft^3; 39.00 ft^3 being internal and 45.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft CESSNA 421C is $339,492.59. A $155,000.00 loan over 10 years including $645.83 per month in interest equates to a $7,772.28 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the CESSNA 421C has total variable costs of $251,550.00, total fixed costs of $72,385.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $323,935.00. How much does it cost to fly: $719.86 per hour.

Maximal total range:
790 NM / 909 SM
Cruise speed:
231 knots / 266 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
5 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $72,385.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $251,550.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $323,935.00
Cost per hour $719.86


High–low pricing
Highest Price $650,000.00
Lowest Price $149,000.00
Average Price $339,492.59
Avg. w/o High & Low $334,692.00

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