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ENSTROM 280FX Price and Operating Costs


The ENSTROM 280FX, production in 1985 – to present, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 2 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 12,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 97 knots/112 MPH, and a 209 NM/240 SM seats-full range. The ENSTROM 280FX has a 00′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 00′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 03’10” cabin high, 04’04” cabin wide, and 04’01” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 06.00 ft^3; N/A ft^3 being internal and 06.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft ENSTROM 280FX is $202,000.00. A $0.00 loan over 10 years including $0 per month in interest equates to a $0.00 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the ENSTROM 280FX has total variable costs of $149,116.50, total fixed costs of $80,498.25, and hypothetical summary cost of $229,614.75. How much does it cost to fly: $510.26 per hour.

Maximal total range:
209 NM / 240 SM
Cruise speed:
97 knots / 112 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
2 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $80,498.25
Variable operation and maintenance cost $149,116.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $229,614.75
Cost per hour $510.26


High–low pricing
Highest Price $219,000.00
Lowest Price $185,000.00
Average Price $202,000.00
Avg. w/o High & Low $0.00

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