MD 500D Price and Operating Costs
The MD 500D, production in 1976 – 1982, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 16,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 134 knots/155 MPH, and a 229 NM/264 SM seats-full range. The MD 500D has a 00′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 00′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’04” cabin high, 04’06” cabin wide, and 03’06” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 10.00 ft^3; 10.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.
Average price for used aircraft MD 500D is $352,500.00. A $176,250.00 loan over 10 years including $734.38 per month in interest equates to a $8,837.83 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the MD 500D has total variable costs of $270,045.00, total fixed costs of $149,510.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $419,555.00. How much does it cost to fly: $932.34 per hour.
Maximal total range:
229 NM / 264 SM
134 knots / 155 MPH
Number of passengers:
|Flying 450 Hours per Year|
|Fuel Cost per-gallon||$4.25|
|Fixed operation and maintenance cost||$149,510.00|
|Variable operation and maintenance cost||$270,045.00|
|How much does a helicopter cost per year||$419,555.00|
|Cost per hour||$932.34|