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PIPER Archer LX Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Archer LX, production in 2010 – to present, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 14,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 118 knots/136 MPH, and a 472 NM/543 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Archer LX has a 1,853′ 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 LX is $385,752.50. A $142,500.00 loan over 10 years including $593.75 per month in interest equates to a $7,145.48 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the PIPER Archer LX has total variable costs of $64,350.00, total fixed costs of $62,750.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $127,1N/A. How much does it cost to fly: $282.44 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 $62,750.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $64,350.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $127,1N/A
Cost per hour $282.44


High–low pricing
Highest Price $385,752.50
Lowest Price $385,752.50
Average Price $385,752.50
Avg. w/o High & Low $0.00

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