How Much Fuel Does A G550 Burn

How Much Fuel Does A G550 Burn

How Much Fuel Does A G550 Burn
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How much fuel does a private jet use?

We all know that flying in a private jet isn't cheap. The first thing we all think of when we think of private jet costs is the fuel bill. This article will be based on the average fuel consumption of a Gulfstream G550 private jet. With an average burn rate of 358 gallons per hour, this beast of the sky isn't a cheap aircraft to cruise around in. With a price tag of over $ 40 million new, you have to be pretty rich to buy it in the first place.

How much would a G550 cost per hour in fuel?

With an average burn rate of 358 gallons per hour, at a high Jet A fuel cost of around $8 a gallon, it would cost you about $2900 an hour in fuel. This means that just flying from New York to Los Angeles would cost you about $13,500 in fuel. That is a relatively short flight for a G550 seeing as it has a range of 7,768 miles. According to these facts you could go through $50 thousand in Jet fuel in no time.

If you are worried about private jet fuel prices, fly first class.

For $2000 you can get a first class ticket on American Airlines from JFK to LAX. Although a private jet would clearly be a better alternative, you would be paying a lot more than just the fuel prices. With the fuel alone costing $13,500 I am thinking the $2000 first class ticket is looking just fine, unless of course you are a multi-millionaire. 

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