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MD 530F Price and Operating Costs


The MD 530F, production in 1984 – 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 120 knots/138 MPH, and a 201 NM/231 SM seats-full range. The MD 530F 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 530F is $1,525,000.00. A $762,500.00 loan over 10 years including $3177.08 per month in interest equates to a $38,234.58 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the MD 530F has total variable costs of $276,693.75, total fixed costs of $202,905.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $479,598.75. How much does it cost to fly: $1,065.78 per hour.

Maximal total range:
201 NM / 231 SM
Cruise speed:
120 knots / 138 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people

MD 530F

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $202,905.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $276,693.75
How much does a helicopter cost per year $479,598.75
Cost per hour $1,065.78

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