The Cessna 421 Golden Eagle, is a twin-engine, Six to Seven-seat, low-wing, retractable aircraft built by Cessna. Production started in 1967, ended in 1985 and over 1,900 Cessna 421’s were built. The Cessna 421 was originally developed as a pressurized version of the Cessna 411 and designed to compete with the Beechcraft Queen Air.
The Cessna 421 is fast with a cruise speed of 280 mph and can fly nearly halfway across the United States with a range of 1,711 miles. The Cessna 421 is a fantastic transport aircraft and can be used for both personal or commercial transportation. The Cessna 421 is a very popular charter aircraft for air taxi operations and had lower operating costs than most of its competitors.
Aviation insurance in general, is a very specialized industry and premiums vary depending on make and model of the aircraft, hull value, use of the aircraft, pilot history and qualifications and aircraft insurance rates even take into account the loss history of each specific make and model and the loss history of the industry as a whole.
Cessna 421 insurance, like all airplane insurance, is broken down into 2 specific coverages. The first is Liability Coverage, which is standard on every aircraft insurance policy and the second is optional hull coverage, which covers damage to the aircraft itself.
Cessna 421 aviation liability insurance covers damage caused by the aircraft, outside of the aircraft, specifically property damage, bodily injury, and provides money for legal defense in the event that the aircraft owner is sued. Aircraft liability insurance is typically offered for Cessna 421 aircraft at $1,000,000 per occurrence (per incident) and includes coverage for passengers but limits that amount to $100,000 per passenger, which is included within the total liability of $1,000,000.
A real-world example of how this aviation liability coverage would protect you: If while flying your Cessna 421 and damaged property or caused bodily injury outside of the aircraft, you would have the full $1,000,000 in coverage to pay for damages that occurred. If the airplane crashed and you had passengers inside the aircraft that were injured, your insurance policy would pay up to $100,000 for each passenger. The Cessna 421 typically holds 6 passengers, so you up to $600,000 of your total $1,000,000 insurance policy could be used to pay for passenger liabilities, leaving you with $400,000 for other damage outside of the aircraft or legal defense.
This liability coverage also applies as a bubble that follows the aircraft around. If the aircraft is hangered, liability coverage extends throughout your hangar and it is this coverage that airports will typically require you to have. It’s not a separate insurance policy, it is actually coverage built into your standards airplane insurance policy.
Higher liability coverage on the Cessna 421 may be available to highly qualified pilots or commercial use insurance policies.
The second coverage on a Cessna 421 aircraft insurance policy is hull coverage and is an optional coverage. Aircraft hull insurance covers damage to the aircraft itself and is an agreed value, not subject to depreciation. Agreed value is decided during the initial insurance quoting process, the aircraft owner requests an insurance quote for his or her Cessna 421 and requests a quote including hull coverage in the amount of say $488,000. Once an aviation insurance company provides a quote, they are agreeing with you that your aircraft is worth $488,000.
*Insurance companies may place additional stipulations on quotes to prove the value of your aircraft prior to binding, if your agreed value is higher than bluebook.
Deductibles on Cessna 421 insurance policies very, some policies have $0 deductibles while others have $3,000-$5,000. Depending on the deductible, if your aircraft was insured for $488,000 and you had a total loss, you would get a straight check for $488,000, less any deductible.
Cessna 421 Insurance Cost Breakdown:
As of February 2020, there are 5 carriers quoting Cessna 421 insurance in the U.S. We consider qualified pilots to have at least a private license, IFR rating, with 2,500 total hours, 1,00 Multi-Engine and 25 hours in the make/model, including annual flight training in the make and model
For an annual policy with $1,000,000 in liability only coverage.
Premium range for qualified pilots: $1,450-$1,720 per year.
Premium range for less than qualified pilots (low-time/etc): $1,670-$1,925 per year.
For an annual policy with $1,000,000 in liability coverage and $488,000 in hull coverage
Premium range for qualified pilots: $7,500-$11,200 per year.
Premium range for less than qualified pilots (low-time/etc): $9,850-$14,000 per year.
For more information or to get an actual Cessna 421 aircraft insurance quote, please fill out a quote request online here or call us at 800.666.4359
-The BWI Team