I have a number of questions on the cost involved operating the Cessna C208 Amphibian;
1) What would be the cost of leasing a new/used C208 in the US or Canada, and what would be included in this price?
2) Which type of insurances are needed for commercial operation (Part 121 vs Part 135) and what would be the approx cost?
3) The Cessna website states an hourly operating cost for the C208 ($358/hour), what is included in this number? Is this number realistic?
4) In addition to variable maintenance costs, what would be a realistic number for fixed maintenance costs? And, what is the effect of fresh water vs salt water on maintenance costs?
Any other useful info regarding operating the C208 is welcome. Thank you in advance.