MD 500E Price and Operating Costs
The MD 500E, production in 1983 – to present, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 16,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 135 knots/156 MPH, and a 170 NM/195 SM seats-full range. The MD 500E 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 15.00 ft^3; 10.00 ft^3 being internal and 05.00 ft^3 being external.
Average price for used aircraft MD 500E is $1,250,000.00. A $625,000.00 loan over 10 years including $2604.17 per month in interest equates to a $31,339.82 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the MD 500E has total variable costs of $262,395.00, total fixed costs of $192,110.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $454,505.00. How much does it cost to fly: $1,010.01 per hour.
Maximal total range:
170 NM / 195 SM
135 knots / 156 MPH
Number of passengers:
|Flying 450 Hours per Year|
|Fuel Cost per-gallon||$4.25|
|Fixed operation and maintenance cost||$192,110.00|
|Variable operation and maintenance cost||$262,395.00|
|How much does a helicopter cost per year||$454,505.00|
|Cost per hour||$1,010.01|