How much is an Aerostar airplane?

How much is an Aerostar airplane?

Based on 450 annual owner-operated hours and $5.00-per-gallon fuel cost, the PIPER Aerostar has total variable costs of $192,339.00, total fixed costs of $26,997.63, and an annual budget of $219,336.63. This breaks down to $487.41 per hour.

Is the Piper Aerostar pressurized?

The Aerostar is a wonderful pilot’s aircraft that’s a pure joy to fly. For the cost, speed and endurance, there is no pressurized piston twin that compares. I have flown my 1977 Ted Smith Aerostar 601P for more than 3200 hours since 1990.

What happened to the Aerostar jet?

Piper Aircraft bought the rights to the Aerostar in 1978, and production eventually ceased in 1984. Roughly 1,000 Aerostars had been produced over the years, and about 700 are still registered and flying.

What is the fastest twin engine piston aircraft?

Top 10 Fastest Twin Turboprop Planes

  1. Piaggio P.180 Avanti Evo (462 mph)
  2. Piper Cheyenne III 400 LS (414 mph)
  3. Bombardier DHC-8 Q400 (414 mph)
  4. Beechcraft Starship 2000A (385 mph)
  5. Beechcraft Super King Air 350i (359 mph)
  6. Cessna 441 Conquest II (261 mph)
  7. Swearingen Merlin III (261 mph)
  8. ATR 72 (322 mph)

What kind of engine does Aerostar Super 700 have?

The company appears to be doing well, and has come up with an upgrade called the Super 700 Aerostar, which takes 601P and 602P Aerostars and fits them with 350 HP Lycoming TIO-540-U2A engines turning three-blade Hartzell props. The resulting airplane gets a gross weight boost, up to 6356 pounds ramp weight.

When did Aerostar stop making the Piper 700?

The final production Aerostar appeared in 1984 as the Piper 700, but that plane has lived on for the last 20 years as the Aerostar 700, an STC’d conversion of the 600-series airplanes. The type certificate is now owned by Aerostar Aircraft.

What’s the weight of the new Aerostar 702?

Aerostar underwent an extensive engineering analysis with the FAA to certify the airplane to a gross weight that’s more than 500 pounds higher than the previous model 700. The newest 702 now sports a takeoff weight of 6,850 pounds and a useful load of nearly 2,200 pounds.

When did the Aerostar 601P first come out?

The first pressurized Aerostar, the 601P, appeared in 1974. Max differential pressure was 4.25 psi, enough to maintain a cabin altitude of 11,000 feet while slicing along at 25,000 feet.