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Charlie Bravo Aviation CEO René Banglesdorf and her son, Jake, break down the differences between Cessna’s Citation CJ3+ and Embraer’s Phenom 300E. They talk operating costs, fixed costs, maintenance, fuel burn, cruise speed, cabin size, and more.

Citation CJ3+ vs. Phenom 300E

Speed
CJ3+: 406 knots / 467 mph
Phenom 300: 419 knots / 482 mph

Fuel
CJ3+: 166 gal/hr ($830 per hour at $5/gal)
Phenom 300: 169 gal/hr ($845 per hour at $5/gal)

Maintenance
CJ3+: $553/hr (airframe $237 engine/APU $316)
Phenom 300: $598/hr (airframe $271 engine/APU $327)

Insurance
CJ3+: $19,816/yr
Phenom 300: $22,220/yr

Pilot Training
CJ3+: $28,659
Phenom 300: $27,246

Yearly DOCs
CJ3+: $295,962
Phenom 300: $298,701

Yearly Fixed
CJ3+: $333,415
Phenom 300: $337,692

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