Jetcost From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4179 times:
Can anyone out there give me a ROW (rough order of magnitude) of the cost per hour to idle a Rolls-Royce RB211 22C (or similar)? I'm looking for a total cost per hour, that would take into account:
Purchase price amortized over the life of the engine
Fuel burn at current prices at idle
Maintenance (including major and minor) over the life of the engine
I realize this is asking a lot, but again, I am only looking for a ballpark number. Can anyone take a stab at this? Any info is appreciated.
Thanks in advance
MarkC From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
How about a PW2000?
Figure on about 4,000 pounds per hour on the fuel. Average use, not idle. You have to look up the fuel price. I have no idea what it is.
Purchase price would be about 8 million, but, if it came with the airplane, it would be discounted.
Figure on a light overhaul at 1.5 million every 3,000 cycles. Figure on a heavy at 4 million every 6,000 cycles. (you have to decide on your trip length)
Cost to replace the life limited rotating parts every 20,000 cycles is 3 million.
Prices in USD. Do the math, and tell us what it is.
You can probably lease one for about 5,500 per day plus a 1,500 cycle charge. So if you make 4 3 hour trips per day, its going to cost you about 12,000, or about 1,000 per hour plus fuel.