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FAIRCHILD Dornier Merlin IIIA Price and Operating Costs


The FAIRCHILD Dornier Merlin IIIA, production in 1975 – 1978, requires a two man crew and can be configured in 6 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 31,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 260 knots/299 MPH, and a 1,409 NM/1,621 SM seats-full range. The FAIRCHILD Dornier Merlin IIIA has a 4,972′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,800′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’09” cabin high, 05’02” cabin wide, and 17’04” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 105.00 ft^3; 76.00 ft^3 being internal and 29.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft FAIRCHILD Dornier Merlin IIIA is $396,250.00. A $198,125.00 loan over 10 years including $825.52 per month in interest equates to a $9,934.72 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the FAIRCHILD Dornier Merlin IIIA has total variable costs of $732,712.50, total fixed costs of $211,117.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $943,829.50. How much does it cost to fly: $2,097.40 per hour.

Maximal total range:
1,409 NM / 1,621 SM
Cruise speed:
260 knots / 299 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
6 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 $211,117.00 $233,367.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $732,712.50 $732,712.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $943,829.50 $966,079.50
Cost per hour $2,097.40 $2,146.84

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