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Private Jet Fuel Cost Per Hour (in gallons)

How much fuel do private jets burn per hour? The most popular charter and fractional private jets and hourly jet fuel consumption

How much fuel do private jets use?

With private jet charter operators, jet cards, and membership providers imposing fuel surcharges, many of you are asking how much fuel do private jets burn per hour?

The answer is that it varies quite a bit.

According to Conklin & de Decker, the ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7500 burns 528 gallons per hour. The Embraer Phenom 300 light jet gulps 183 gallons per hour.

Looking at light jets as a category, for example, they can consume anywhere between 134 and 222 gallons of jet fuel per hour based on the type of aircraft.

Jet Fuel Cost by Aircraft Cabin Size

Private Jet
Aircraft Size
Gallons Per Hour –
Gallons Per Hour –
Light 134 222
Midsize 198 291
Super Midsize 256 386
Large 284 540

Jet Fuel Cost Calculator

The cost of fueling your private jet can vary significantly. For example, on May 11, 2022, the IATA per gallon price was $4.82 in North America, $4.01 in Europe, and $3.55 in Asia.

At Boston’s Hanscomb Field Jet A was selling between $9.79 and $13.38 per gallon. In Oklahoma City it was as low as $7.05 per gallon.

In other words, what your provider is paying is going to vary. An operator based at a high-cost airport will end up paying more.

The Jet Fuel Cost Cost Calculator below allows you to compare up to five different specific private aircraft types. Just enter the current Jet Fuel cost in dollars and cents, for example, 4.86, and the calculator will automatically calculate per hour fuel cost based on Conklin & de Decker estimates. Additionally, using a base price of $2.00 per gallon, it will calculate an estimated per hour fuel surcharge for each aircraft type. Below the calculator are links to IATA’s fuel monitor and Air Nav where you can find fuel costs by the airport.

Current prices for jet fuel

By airport:

Enter the airport and scroll to FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

Below, you will find the fuel consumption per hour for various very light, light, midsize, super-midsize, large cabin, ultra-long-haul private jets, and turboprops.

You can review the variations below.

Private Jet Fuel Consumption By Aircraft Type

Aircraft Type Aircraft Size Fuel Consumption/Hour
Airbus ACJ319 neo VIP Airliner 603
Boeing BBJ 737 VIP Airliner 758
Challenger 300 Super Midsize 295
Challenger 350 Super Midsize 297
Challenger 604 Large Cabin 358
Challenger 650 Large Cabin 329
Challenger 850 Large Cabin 346
Cirrus Vision SF50 Very Light Jet 81
Citation I/ISP Light Jet 160
Citation Bravo Light Jet 170
Citation CJ1 Light Jet 134
Citation CJ2 Light Jet 141
Citation CJ3 Light Jet 149
Citation CJ3+ Light Jet 148
Citation CJ4 Light Jet 209
Citation Encore Light Jet 205
Citation Excel Midsize Jet 250
Citation Latitude Super Midsize 315
Citation Longitude Super Midsize 316
Citation M2 Very Light Jet 134
Citation Mustang Very Light Jet 90
Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 281
Citation X Super Midsize 386
Citation X+ Super Midsize 400
Citation XLS Midsize Jet 239
Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet 76
Falcon 2000 Large Cabin 287
Falcon 2000EX Large Cabin 284
Falcon 50EX Super Midsize 319
Falcon 7X Large Cabin 385
Falcon 900 Large Cabin 335
Global 5000 Ultra Long Range 506
Global 5500 Ultra Long Range 472
Global 6000 Ultra Long Range 512
Global 7500 Ultra Long Range 528
Global Express Large Cabin 535
Global Express XRS Large Cabin 532
Gulfstream G150 Super Midsize 228
Gulfstream G200 Super Midsize 278
Gulfstream G280 Super Midsize 286
Gulfstream G350 Large 517
Gulfstream G450 Large Cabin 517
Gulfstream G500 Large Cabin 455
Gulfstream G550 Ultra Long Range 438
Gulfstream G650 Ultra Long Range 498
Gulfstream G650ER Ultra Long Range 503
Gulfstream GIVSP Large Cabin 540
Hawker 4000 Super Midsize 321
Hawker 400XP Light Jet 222
Hawker 800XP Midsize Jet 291
Hawker 850XP Midsize Jet 298
Honda Jet Very Light Jet 120
Honda Jet Elite Very Light Jet 118
King Air 200 Turboprop 113
King Air 350i Turboprop 136
King Air 360 Turboprop 136
Learjet 31A Light Jet 202
Learjet 35A Light Jet 229
LearJet 45 Midsize Jet 205
Learjet 45XR Midsize Jet 227
Learjet 55 Midsize Jet 252
Learjet 60 Midsize Jet 219
Learjet 70 Midsize Jet 198
Learjet 75 Midsize Jet 199
Legacy 450 Midsize Jet 285
Legacy 500 Super Midsize 287
Legacy 650 Large Cabin 380
Nextant 400XTi Light Jet 151
Phenom 100 Very Light Jet 113
Phenom 100E Very Light Jet 113
Phenom 300 Light Jet 183
Phenom 300E Light Jet 183
Piaggio P180 Turboprop 136
Pilatus PC-12 Turboprop 76
Pilatus PC-12NG Turboprop 77
Pilatus PC-24 Light Jet 191
Praetor 500 Midsize Jet 248
Praetor 600 Super Midsize 256

Methodology and Variables

Keep in mind that the cost of fuel varies by airport and state.

To calculate fuel burn per hour, Conklin & de Decker uses fight manuals with recommended cruise speed to calculate fuel burn per hour, including start, taxi, and take-off fuel. Calculations assume two pilots and four passengers. However, temperature, weight, based on the number of passengers and baggage, length of flight, and other factors impact actual burn. Operators may have their own different estimates of hourly fuel consumption based on actual operating data.

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