Mission Costs for Jets Heavier Than 41,000 lb.
B&CA's Operations Planning Guide presents Mission Costs as well as six other categories of aircraft operating costs.
Mission Costs are computed based on the business aircraft missions shown in the May Purchase Planning Handbook. Three missions are shown for each aircraft: 300 nm, 600 nm and 1,000 nm. Ultra-long-range aircraft (Category 6) missions are 1,000 nm, 3,000 nm and 6,000 nm. The fuel expense shown for each mission is based on the fuel burn figure for that mission, computed under conditions shown in the May Handbook. Missions are calculated utilizing a manufacturer recommended cruise setting; therefore, cruise settings may vary from aircraft to aircraft, i.e. max cruise versus long range. Where the aircraft cannot cover the mission distance with an 800-lb. (four-passenger) payload, B&CA shows a reduction in payload or a reduction in mission length at the editor’s option.
Direct Cost: Direct Cost adds the fuel expense for the mission to a bundling of maintenance labor, parts and miscellaneous costs from the Variable Costs section of the Operations Planning Guide, apportioned according to the actual flight time for the listed mission.
Per-Mile Cost: Per-Mile Cost divides the Direct Cost by the mission distance.
Subscribers may read or download the entire Operations Planning Guide, including all the costs for production and out-of-production aircraft, by accessing the August 2015 digital edition. Subscribers may read or download the 2015 Purchase Planning Handbook by accessing the May 2015 digital edition.