TTA baskets - "A" means asymmetrical. This type has a pilot’s compartment and 4 passenger compartments each accommodating 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 passengers. These 4 passenger compartments are always 2 + 2 asymmetrical sizes. The pilot’s compartment is designed for the pilot plus 6 fuel cylinders. The overall capacity is then pilot plus 10, 12, 16 or 20 passengers.
There is an option to have an extra crew person or passenger in the pilot compartment, however, the number of fuel cylinders would have to be reduced in accordance with the Flight Manual. The inner height of the K40TTA and K50TTA can be increased to accommodate the King size fuel cylinders. In baskets larger than the K50TTA the height dimensions fit the King size cylinders.
Dimensions and weights
|Type||Optimal # of Passengers||Suggested Envelope Size [m3 / cuft]||Dimensions [m]*||Typical Weight [kg]**||Standard Cylinder Size***||Height of Burner Handle above Floor [m]|
|K40TTA||Pilot + 10||6,000 / 210,000
6,400 / 225,000
|2.70 x 1.60||230||Queen||2.00|
|K50TTA||Pilot + 12||7,000 / 250,000
7,800 / 275,000
|3.00 x 1.60||300||Queen||2.00|
|K55TTA||Pilot + 14||7,800 / 275,000||3.45 x 1.60||335||King||2.00|
|K65TTA||Pilot + 18|| 9,200 / 325,000
|4.10 x 1.60||390||King||2.00|
|K70TTA||Pilot + 20||10,000 / 350,000||4.40 x 1.60||400||King||2.00|
* This is the exact dimension of the bottom outer part of a basket. For loading the basket into a vehicle we recommend to add 8 - 10 cm (3 - 4 inch) for handles and 15 - 20 cm (6 - 8 inch) for top padding.
** This is an average weight for a basket with standard equipment (including pocket, fire extinguisher, dropline, etc.).
*** Baskets designed to fit the Queen size cylinders can be on request built to accommodate the King size cylinders.
Suitable certified combinations of baskets, burners, and envelopes are listed in this table.
KTT or KTTA Baskets?
If you plan to fly with 10 - 20 passengers then consider to choose between KTT or KTTA baskets. KTTA baskets can offer different numerical combinations of the passengers thanks asymmetrical passenger compartment sizes. KTTA baskets are ideal choice for flying with passenger teams devided to 3, 4, 5 or 6.
KTTA baskets have a pilot’s compartment and 4 passenger compartments ( always 2 + 2 asymmetrical ). K40TTA optimal number of passengers in each compartment is 3 + 3 + 2 + 2. K50TTA optimal number of passengers in each compartment is 4 + 4 + 2 + 2 . K55TTA optimal number of passengers in each compartment is 4 + 4 + 3 + 3. K65TTA basket offer deviding of passengers in 5 +5 + 4 + 4. K70TTA basket has 4 passenger compartments for 6 + 6 + 4 + 4 passengers.