Top 5 Cheapest Turboprops aircraft | Price & Specs
Buying a personal aircraft is a huge decision because these big-ticket items require hefty operational expenses. Despite their traditional propellers turboprops aircraft provide great power to weight ratio compared to the much cheaper piston engines. While jets may be able to fly at higher altitudes.
They can be inefficient when it comes to fuel consumption and so turboprops may be your solution for regional or short distance travel.
Here is our top five list of the cheapest turboprops aircraft you can buy including their price and features.
Quest Kodiak 100.
This is arguably an unmatched short takeoff and landing aircraft with a high wing configuration. It is rated to fly safely in all weather conditions with its tough exterior and comfortable interiors. With large payload doors, this aircraft easily converts to ferry passengers or cargo.
Even as a small plane the Quest Kodiak 100 has digital controls with synthetic vision, weather radar and an autopilot system. It was also designed to easily adapt as a floatplane without any necessary structural upgrades making this a truly versatile plane.
The price starts at $2.5 million.
Cessna Grand Caravan EX
The Cessna Caravan has a trek record of dependable and efficient performance and is a preferred aircraft of many regional airlines and cargo carriers with multiple utility customizations available.
This is the most versatile aircraft on this list even with a single-engine this turboprop carries high payloads and can operate on short and rugged airstrips.
As a brand of texture on aviation Cessna benefits from the established lineup of proven aircraft models and a wide support network for those looking to buy an aircraft. That can double as a revenue-generating investment with a range of passenger freight or utility capabilities.
This is a great choice with a price tag of $2.7 million.
Beechcraft King Air C90GTX
Beechcraft King Air C90GTX is one of the more popular corporate choices for turboprops. The king air series has been around since the 1960s.
This model has a stretched cabin allowing it to seat, additional passengers or accommodate larger, more luxurious seats whichever the buyer prefers.
One can argue about how reliable turbine engines have proven over the past decades and while this is the only twin-engine turboprop on my list. I included it for those who seek that added layer of safety.
This comes with a starting price of $3.8 million.
Socata TBM 900/910
Socata TBM 900/910 formerly a brand of cicada this aircraft is now under Daher a French aircraft manufacturer. While a much smaller plane than the other aircraft on this list.
The Socata TBM 900/910 model line is a single-engine turboprop with a sleek look and beautiful frame. That sleek look is coupled with a fast cruising speed besting all the other options.
With only a maximum of six seats, this aircraft can match the performance of very light jets but offers excellent fuel savings.
The Socata TBM 900/910 is also a much quieter aircraft with the adoption of its new five-bladed propeller. The price tag starts at around $4 million.
Pilatus PC-12 NG/NGX
This Pilatus PC-12 NG/NGX aircraft has proven itself as a popular choice with almost 2 000 units sold to date since the early 90s. This aircraft has been known as the best-selling single-engine turboprop ever to enter the market. Now with the NG and NGX line, this aircraft comes with more advanced avionics.
This beautiful aircraft provides one of the longest range in its class and has an extremely fuel-efficient engine making it one of the cheapest turboprops to operate. While it might need a much longer takeoff distance this aircraft has the rugged capability to operate on unpaved runways.
The price starts at $4.4 million.