What is the Cirrus Vision Jet’s competitor operating cost?

For these comparisons, the 2016 Conklin and de Decker operating cost report for jets and turboprops was used. The Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet has the lowest variable operating cost among any jet on the market ($595 per hour).  And, here’s what some pilots are calling a competitor list of competing products:

Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet and competitor operating costs
Personal Jet Per Hour
Cirrus Vision Jet  $595
Very Light Jet (VLJ) Per Hour
One Aviation Eclipse 550  $741
Cessna Citation Mustang  $839
HondaJet HA420  $902
Embraer Phenom 100E  $926
Turbo Prop Per Hour
Piper Medrian PA 46TP  $506
TBM 900  $676
Beachcraft KingAir C90 GTx  $986

 

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What’s the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet operating cost?

2017 Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet, photo credit wikiWings
2017 Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet, photo credit wikiWings

At $595.30 per hour, the Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet has the lowest variable operating cost among any jet on the market.  That expense number is from the 2016 Conklin and de Decker operating costs for jets and turboprops. For the second year, AOPA Pilot has offered the exclusive report to its members.  You can view the full report on AOPA’s website.

At the Cirrus Austin Texas Get Together (CATGT) I spoke with Justin Dillion, a Cirrus Vision Jet pilot.  He’s the Senior Regional Sales Director for the Western United States. Justin was familiar with the Conklin and de Decker operating cost report.  But he said, true operating cost for the Cirrus Vision Jet is slightly higher at about $650 per hour. It’s still the lowest operating cost among any jet on the market.

At FL280, the Vision Jet burns about 65 gallons per hour and has a TAS above 300 knots.

Justin proceeded to tell me about the Cirrus Vision Jet concierge maintenance program.  It’s complete coverage nose to tail.  Even normal wear and tear items like tires and brakes are included.  You choose the concierge package from 1 – 3 years.  Then all you pay for is fuel.  Yep, gotta have that – just gas and go.  Contact your local Cirrus Sales Representative for details or keep in touch here.  I may write about the Vision Jet concierge program in a future post. Continue reading “What’s the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet operating cost?”

You can save $38K on fixed expenses in a shared airplane ownership

Over the past several months, we’ve reviewed “fixed expenses” associated with airplane ownership and have organized them into three groups: Yearly Fixed; Life Limited Components; and Other Fixed Costs.  You can review detailed information about each of these by clicking the links below.

  1. Yearly fixed cost
  2. Life Limited Components
  3. Other fixed cost

This article summarizes Yearly Expenses, Life Limited Components and Other Fixed Costs incurred for operating a Cirrus SR22 over a 3-year period and for about 600 hours. In just a few years, you could save $38,000 on fixed expenses in a shared airplane partnership instead of individual ownership. Continue reading “You can save $38K on fixed expenses in a shared airplane ownership”

Here’s a summary of other fixed airplane operating expenses

Over a three-year period of ownership we’ve experienced “other” fixed operating expenses.   These items are really not considered Life Limited Components or recurring yearly costs for operating an aircraft under part 91.  It’s a group of costs we’d categorized as “ other fixed expenses.” Continue reading “Here’s a summary of other fixed airplane operating expenses”

Here’s a summary of yearly airplane ownership fixed cost

What are the yearly fixed expenses for airplane ownership? Typically, the list starts with insurance, subscriptions, hangar, annual, and lease payments – if there is a loan on your aircraft. Just those items alone can total to more than $13,000 per year.  Want to save 50% – 75%? Continue reading “Here’s a summary of yearly airplane ownership fixed cost”

Here’s a cost summary of life limited items on Cirrus Aircraft

Aircraft Life limited Components are a category of airplane fixed expenses. Life Limited Components expire based on a set number of calendar days and are typically not serviced based on airplane flight hours for part 91 operators. Continue reading “Here’s a cost summary of life limited items on Cirrus Aircraft”

How much does insurance cost on a Cirrus SR22?

How much does it cost for insurance on a Cirrus SR22?  You’ll probably want to select a good aviation insurance broker and let them get multiple quotes for comparison. Your cost will be based on a number of variables including: Continue reading “How much does insurance cost on a Cirrus SR22?”