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MD 520N Price and Operating Costs


The MD 520N, production in 1992 – To Present, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 20,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 137 knots/158 MPH, and a 135 NM/155 SM seats-full range. The MD 520N 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; 05.00 ft^3 being internal and 10.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft MD 520N is $1,565,000.00. A $782,500.00 loan over 10 years including $3260.42 per month in interest equates to a $39,237.46 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the MD 520N has total variable costs of $271,530.00, total fixed costs of $202,807.50, and hypothetical summary cost of $474,337.50. How much does it cost to fly: $1,054.08 per hour.

Maximal total range:
135 NM / 155 SM
Cruise speed:
137 knots / 158 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people

MD 520N

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $202,807.50
Variable operation and maintenance cost $271,530.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $474,337.50
Cost per hour $1,054.08

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