Hello esteemed Cirrus Pilots,
currently I’m an owner of a 2002 Socata TB21 (GT Version) and so far I’m very pleased with that aircraft. Currently I’m trying to complete my Intrument rating. Even though I’m using my aircraft for some business flights, it’s primarily used for weekend and holiday trips. I’m flying 70-100 hrs per year.
For some reason I’m thinking about buying another aircraft. First thing is the glass cockpit. Regarding the Upgrade cost of a Garmin 500 with new GPS and some other nice to haves, I would be nearly at the price of a SR 22 turbo
Second thing would be the parachaute, which is a very good life insurance, even for a well trained pilot.
By now I would need some first hand information about the operating cots of a G 1000 equipped SR 22 turbo. Believing the grapevine the annual cost of a SR 22 turbo are exorbitant. You hear figures between 7.000 and 10.000,00 EUR per year only for maintenance issues and annual examinations.
Here is a list of my actual annual cost:
Fuel burn (FL 100 - 140 @ 75%) is around 15-16 gal/h. You’ll see around 160-170 kts
Annual maintenance cost are around 4.000,00 EUR
Replacement engine (Lycoming TIO-540 @ 250 PS) should cost around 50.000,00 EUR (nor sure if the turbo is included) - what are the estimated replacement cost for the conti engine ?
So my annual operation cost (without amortization and capital cost) are around 20.000,00 - 25.000,00 EUR (including Hangar and Insurance). If I would make myself the effort I would have to add another 2500 EUR per year as reserve fund for engine replacement.
As I live and fly in Germany I would be glad to hear some figures of german or european SR 22 drivers, but I would appreciate all answers.
Thanks a lot to all of you helping me making a decision [:D]
Happy rest easter !!!