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|Cost per hour flight time
|Flight/hour 500 hours/year
|Reserves per hour
|Direct cost per hour
|Total operation cost per hour
||Cost per 1.5 road miles
** Actual figures may fluctuate.
-Hangar and insurance not factored into the operating cost.
-Electric motor TBO estimated at 11,000 hours.
Our unique model offers simple entry into the electric rotorcraft space, allowing the new owner to focus on their core competencies, while a team of experts handles operations.
For additional details, or investor inquiries please visit OC Helicopters California Operations.
The typical owner-flown airplane flies less than 100 hours a year. Since many of the costs of ownership-annual inspections,insurance, hangar, and so forth-are fixed costs that don’t vary with flight time, it’s often difficult to justify the cost of owning an airplane that flies so little.
Some pilots want the benefit of owning their own airplane, even though they know they won’t fly it enough to justify it. Others simply don’t have the financial wherewithal to make the purchase unless the airplane can generate some kind of guaranteed income. That’s how the “leaseback” was born.
Small charter operations-and some larger ones-have run with limited finances due to slim profit margins. Most banks want the operator to have at least a 15 to 20 percent equity position in any airplanes they finance, and coming up with those down-payments can be very tough for the typical under-capitalized aviation business. So, the operator goes looking for someone else to buy the airplane and lease it to back to them.
The most common form of leaseback arrangement is where the operator rents the airplane at a stated hourly rate, keeps a portion of the revenues, and passes the rest along to the aircraft owner. The owner is then responsible for all costs associated with flying the airplane including fuel, maintenance, insurance, and long- and short-term expenses such as engine overhaul, paint, and interior refurbishment. Usually such an agreement will specify that the operator (or some other facility designated by the operator) will do the maintenance. Sometimes a small discount off the shop standard labor rate is offered, but most of the time parts are sold at full list price.
Additionally, a Section 179 business deduction, or other capex may be available. Please consult with a tax expert, or a financial advisor on your specifics.
*** Excerpt from avweb.com