This type has a pilot’s compartment and 4 passenger compartments, each accommodating 3 or 4 passengers. The pilot’s compartment is designed for the pilot plus 6 fuel cylinders and is on the right side of the basket and it makes better wiev for pilot forward, backward and to the right. The overall capacity is then pilot + 14 for K55X or pilot + 16 passengers for K60X. 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.
Standard basket equipment is shown on this page, with an list of possible options.
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]|
|K55X||Pilot + 14||7 800||3.45 x 1.60||335||King||2.00|
|K60X||Pilot + 16 to 17||7 000 / 250 000
7 800 / 275 000
|3.90 x 1.60||378||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.