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PIPER Archer III Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Archer III, production in 1995 – 2010, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 18,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 118 knots/136 MPH, and a 472 NM/543 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Archer III has a 1,852′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 1,822′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’01” cabin high, 03’06” cabin wide, and 07’04” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 24.00 ft^3; 24.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft PIPER Archer III is $79,000.00. A $73,250.00 loan over 10 years including $305.21 per month in interest equates to a $3,673.03 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the PIPER Archer III has total variable costs of $65,250.00, total fixed costs of $60,635.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $125,885.00. How much does it cost to fly: $279.74 per hour.

Maximal total range:
472 NM / 543 SM
Cruise speed:
118 knots / 136 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $60,635.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $65,250.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $125,885.00
Cost per hour $279.74


High–low pricing
Highest Price $79,000.00
Lowest Price $79,000.00
Average Price $79,000.00
Avg. w/o High & Low $0.00

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