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K

Kelvin

Kelvin (K). A unit of thermodynamic temperature which is the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the
triple point of water


Kilogram

Kilogram (kg). The unit of mass equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram.


Knot

Knot (kt). The speed equal to 1 nautical mile per hour.


Known consignor

Known consignor. A consignor who originates cargo or mail for its own account and whose procedures meet common security
rules and standards sufficient to allow the carriage of cargo or mail on any aircraft.