SOS Children’s Villages Charity

SOS Children’s Villages Charity Donation

‘ProCharter are proud to sponsor the SOS Children’s Villages charity in Sri Lanka. The charity do a fantastic job and we look forward to supporting them in the future. ProCharter has strong connections with Sri Lanka through our local staff and previous United Nations projects, so it is a natural fit for us.’

– Steve Day, Managing Director

Children learn much about the world through watching and imitating others. ProCharter embraces the importance of this concept by helping people in the communities where our employees live and work. This year we’ve made a generous donation to SOS Children’s Villages in Sri Lanka to provide children in the village of Nuwara-Eilya with one of the best gifts children need as they learn, grow, and develop—a nutritious meal.

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka builds families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children who have lost parental care. When children cannot live with their biological families or lose families due to various reasons, SOS Children’s Villages gives them a second chance to build their lives in a safe and loving home environment. SOS Children’s Villages has been serving Sri Lanka for over 40 years with 6 Children’s Villages in Piliyandala, Galle, Nuwara-Eliya, Anuradhapura, Monaragala and Jaffna, supporting more than 41,000 children.

SOS Children’s Villages

The first SOS Children’s Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949. As a child welfare worker, Gmeiner saw how children who were orphaned as a result of World War II suffered. He was committed to helping them by building loving families and supportive communities.

Born to a big family of farmers in Vorarlberg (present-day Austria), Gmeiner was a talented child and won a scholarship to attend grammar school. His mother died while he was still a young boy, and his eldest sister Elsa took on the task of caring for the smallest of the children.

Having experienced the horrors of war himself as a soldier in World War II, he was then confronted with the isolation and suffering of the many war orphans and homeless children as a child welfare worker after the end of the Second World War. In his conviction that help can never be effective as long as the children have to grow up without a home of their own, he set about implementing his idea for SOS Children’s Villages.

With just 600 Austrian schillings (approx. 40 US dollars) in his pocket Hermann Gmeiner established the SOS Children’s Village Association in 1949, and in the same year the foundation stone was laid for the first SOS Children’s Village in Imst, in the Austrian state of Tyrol. His work with the children and development of the SOS Children’s Village organization kept Hermann Gmeiner so busy that he finally decided to discontinue his medical degree course.

In the following decades his life was inseparably linked with his commitment to a family-centred child-care concept based on the four pillars of a mother, a house, brothers and sisters, and a village. Given his exclusive focus on the need to help abandoned children, the rest of his biography reads like the history of SOS Children’s Villages themselves. He served as Village Director in Imst, organized the construction of further SOS Children’s Villages in Austria, and helped to set up SOS Children’s Villages in many other countries of Europe.

In 1960 SOS-Kinderdorf International was established in Strasbourg as the umbrella organization for SOS Children’s Villages with Hermann Gmeiner as the first president. In the following years the activities of SOS Children’s Villages spread beyond Europe. The sensational “grain of rice” campaign raised enough funds to permit the first non-European SOS Children’s Village to be built in Daegu, Korea in 1963, and SOS Children’s Villages on the American and African continents followed.

By 1985 the result of Hermann Gmeiner’s work was a total of 233 SOS Children’s Villages in 85 countries. In recognition of his services to orphaned and abandoned children he received numerous awards and was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, he was always at pains to stress that it was only thanks to the support of millions of people that it had been possible to achieve the goal of providing abandoned children with a permanent home, and that still applies today. Hermann Gmeiner died in Innsbruck in 1986. He is buried at SOS Children’s Village Imst.

‘All the children of the world are our children.’

– Hermann Gmeiner, Founder

SOS Children’s Villages is currently active in 132 countries and territories. 438 SOS Children’s Villages and 346 SOS Youth Facilities provide more than 60,000 children and youths in need with a new home. More than 131,000 children/youths attend SOS Kindergartens, SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools and SOS Vocational Training Centres. Around 397,000 people benefit from the services provided by SOS Medical Centres, 115,000 people from services provided by SOS Social Centres. SOS Children’s Villages also helps in situations of crisis and disaster through emergency relief programmes. – Wikipedia

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ProCharter Supports UK MoD in Oman

ProCharter supports UK MoD in Oman

‘ProCharter was delighted to support the Joint Helicopter Command with a multimodal logistics service in the Middle East for Operation Pinion Oman 21′. Our ability to provide rapid support and dynamic on the ground solutions was a key factor in our success. We look forward to supporting JHC and UK MoD in the future.’

– Steve Day, Managing Director

ProCharter was approached at short notice by UK MoD to arrange the supply, delivery and management of a wide range of support vehicles and equipment for Exercise Pinion Oman 21; Joint Helicopter Command’s (JHC) desert environmental training exercise. Having a geographical footprint in the region with our head office in Dubai, we were immediately able to divert resources and engage with suppliers in the region to source and deliver the required resources for the exercise in a timely fashion.

ProCharter’s Head Ground Operations Support Manager was immediately made available for deployment. All administration and central operations support functions were provided by ProCharter’s operations staff, from the geographically well-placed Dubai office. ProCharter’s operations staff and contractors are ex UK RAF Movements Controllers, with a wealth of global experience, covering aviation and multi-modal logistics, including ISO container loading and supervision, aircraft pallet building, cargo preparation, load planning and operational co-ordination, as well as being qualified and experienced in IATA Dangerous Goods (DG) and IMDG.

Our team was initially responsible for the provisioning and management of all vehicles and equipment per SOR requirements. However, our combined experience, military backgrounds and capabilities enabled us to offer additional valuable advice and support, through many discussions and observations both on the ground in Oman and in email correspondence and conference calls with JHC staff. This helped to improve operational and commercial efficiency of the exercise.

During the deployment, our team experienced temperature fluctuations between 27°C and 42°C and a cyclone that caused them to take shelter. Despite the challenges during the course of the operation, we effectively utilized (3) Antonov AN-124, five (5) wide-body freighters, twenty-one (21) flatbed and curtain siders, four (4) cranes, and delivered, sixty-five (65) vehicles, along with an array of supplies and equipment.

This was a thoroughly rewarding project. Our team enjoyed interacting with and supporting the UK military during Exercise Pinion Oman 21. We are looking forward to our continuing association with the UK MoD and, building upon this experience going forward as the UK Military develops its training program in the region. We consider and indeed realize that, with the world’s leading military nations, 3PL companies such as ProCharter need to offer a first class product that complements the deployed capabilities of the military and adds value within tight commercial constraints & budgets.

ProCharter, through its experience, network of local suppliers, geographical footprint and its cooperative approach, provided a ‘one-stop shop’ solution for the exercise. Our forward-leaning and logistically aware personnel and suppliers were ideally placed to fill any void or oversights that the exercise encountered.

About Joint Helicopter Command (JHC)

Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) is a tri-service organization uniting battlefield military helicopters of the British Armed Forces for command and coordination purposes.

The Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) was formed in 1999 to bring together under one command the Battlefield Helicopters and Air Assault Force Elements of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force (RAF).

The JHC operates 239 Forward Fleet aircraft including the Sea King and Lynx helicopters of the Royal Navy’s Commando Helicopter Force, the Chinook, Puma and Merlin helicopters of the RAF and the Apache, Lynx, Gazelle and Bell 212 helicopters and the Islander fixed wing aircraft of the Army Air Corps (AAC).

The JHC is unique within the Defence Organization, by remaining agile, interoperable, sustainable, resilient and affordable it will continue to be a vital element of the UK’s war-fighting capability. Combining all 3 services has shown that joinery works, the JHC formula preserves single-service ethos and pride, whilst capitalizing on the strengths of each service.

The JHC has cultivated a challenging and inquisitive culture, which embraces self-development and thrives on strong and intelligent leadership.

 

ProCharter’s Continuing Orphanage Support

ProCharter’s Continuing Orphanage Support

‘We rise by lifting others. Here at ProCharter we express that belief by trying to make a difference in the lives of everyone we touch.’

– Andy Fleming, CEO

The challenges of the pandemic have weighted heavily on the school as it struggled with lengthy lockdowns. Despite these restrictions and inevitable setbacks caused by school closures, The Abode Project orphanage charity in Uganda has not lost its can-do spirit to provide vulnerable children with long-term access to a quality education. After a prolonged absence, the children have finally returned to school and resumed their regular routines, as best they can has the virus continues to challenge us all. As a part of ProCharter’s continuing support and commitment, we have provided a new set of school uniforms for each and every child, in addition to the sport’s kits we provided in 2019.

The Abode charity was founded in 2017 and its main aim is to help some of the poorest kids in Uganda gain a decent education. The charity has already funded a new school and is doing some fantastic work. ProCharter’s CEO Andy Fleming commented ‘we are very happy to do our little bit to help these kids, Africa is a market we work in and have experienced first hand the hardships they endure on a daily basis, remarkably, often with a smile on their faces’

The Abode Project

‘When worlds collide at the most basic, instinctive and primal point of contact; amazing things happen, and the opportunity for exponential development ignites like an untameable wildfire.’

The Abode Project is a non-profit organisation born from the essential pillars of the house music community, sourcing funds via private and public donations along with raising money through the medium of hosting large-scale club events/festivals around the world.

In 2017 the charity built its first school and orphanage in the Kabale region of Uganda (predominantly know for being one of the poorest and unprivileged parts of Africa). Unfortunately, due to complications, the project collapsed, and it left a large number of orphans & students back at square one with no education or residence (many returning to their local communities 2-3 hours away with shattered dreams).

In November 2018, the charity returned to Kabale to visit a newly purchased plot of land with 39 eager volunteers. Among the volunteers were tradesmen and women, DJs, Promoters, Nurses, Artists, Photographers and Videographers. Some friends, some total strangers.

Throughout the eight-day period, those 39 volunteers became a very personal and emotional family; they worked harder than they even knew they were capable of at times for hours and hours on end with a no-nonsense attitude.

What was achieved in that space of time is something that has had an internal and external impact on everybody it has touched. An abandoned School, Orphanage, Outhouse and tired piece of land now shines brightly as a beacon of hope for an entire community and many generations to come. It is now home to The Abode Project School & Orphanage; a place of education, shelter, opportunity, security, humility and unity; a project that will continue to grow and expand into one of the poorest parts of an entire continent.

Several classrooms, dormitories, offices, a community hub where technological knowledge will be provided to help integrate these children into western society and give them a slice of the life we are so undeserving of in comparison, a music centre where children can nurture their talent for natural rhythm, the list goes on and on…

This is still the very beginning, but with the help of your compassion, affinity and funding we genuinely believe there is no limit to what we can achieve.

This is still the very beginning, but with the help of your compassion, affinity and funding we genuinely believe there is no limit to what we can achieve.

For the price of a pint of beer or some new mascara you can feed an entire family in Kabale for a week, for as little as £20 a month you can pay for a child’s education and board at our school and orphanage. That’s the same price as a round of drinks on a night out that you probably can’t even remember anymore!

Who says the poorest of the poor can’t become scientists, doctors and more? Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean we can’t be the generation to open the door…

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New Dubai Office Location

New Dubai Office

I’m very excited about our new office location. It demonstrates ProCharter’s commitment to growth and expansion.

Andy Fleming, CEO

We are proud to announce we have moved our Dubai office to a new location! Our new office in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (near the Dubai Marina) will allow us to comfortably grow and provide our clients with the highest level of service in Dubai and across the Middle East.

New Dubai Office

“I’m very excited about our new office location. It demonstrates ProCharter’s commitment to growth and expansion,” commented Andy Fleming, CEO. “At ProCharter, we believe that successfully providing regional full-service aviation solutions for our clients represents an important step in our continued growth and we are extremely proud of the talented team that will launch the new office. Our commitment to the customer, combined with our mission to build long-term relationships, has earned our company the excellent reputation it holds today.”

As a part of this move, we are happy to announce openings for two new positions, Charter Sales Manager and Business Development Manager. Applicants are welcome to submit their CV.

Our new office is located at Office 201, Platinum Tower, Cluster I – Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. We welcome you to contact us and schedule a time to come visit our new offices.  We look forward to seeing you!

ProCharter ~ Main Office
Office 201, Platinum Tower, Cluster I – Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Ad Hoc Air Charter IL-76 Freighter

Ad Hoc Air Charter IL-76 Freighter

Photo: Vitaly V. Kuzmin [edited] [©], via Wikimedia

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Ad Hoc Air Charter IL-76 Freighter

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Model: IL-76 Freighter

Quantity: One (1) Cargo Aircraft

Available: Ongoing

Route: Kuwait to Middle East / Iraq / Syria

Details: Based in Kuwait

Specifications:

  • Up to 35T

Terms: Ad Hoc Charter IL-76

General Definition of Ad-Hoc Charter: One off options for one-way, round-trip and space available charter flights. Empty legs and space available options are often the most cost-effective option for single or irregular shipments and travel. Read More

Air cargo solutions for shipments, big and small to remote destinations around the world. We are trained and certified to ship a wide range of irregular and essential freight to include oversize, hazardous and perishable goods that require special handling.

Aircraft charter is the simplest and most flexible option for moving passengers and freight. We can provide a wide range of options for private, commercial and government clients. Whether you require a helicopter or private jet, a commercial airliner or cargo freighter, we’ll work with you to find the best solution based on your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Payload

    35000 kgs (volume up to 180 cbm / 6356 cbf)

  • Hold Size (L x W x H)

    1850 x 345 x 325 cm / 728″ x 135″ x 128″ in

  • Door Size

    345 x 325 cm / 135″ x 127″ in

  • Cruise Speed

    750 kph / 466 mph

  • Range

    Medium

We specialize in providing solutions for conflict zones in the Middle East Central Asia Africa

Aircraft available for charter, lease and sale

Contact [email protected] for a quote.

General Information: The aircraft was first conceived by Ilyushin to meet a requirement for a freighter able to carry a payload of 40 tons (88,000 lb) over a range of 5,000 km (2,700 nmi; 3,100 mi) in less than six hours, able to operate from short and unprepared airstrips, and capable of coping with the worst weather conditions likely to be experienced in Siberia and the Soviet Union’s Arctic region… In the 1990s, modernized variants were developed (MF, TF)… From 2004 onwards, a number of aircraft in commercial service were modernized to the Il-76TD-90VD version. – Wikipedia

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AN-26 Cargo for Air Charter

AN-26 Cargo for Air Charter

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AN-26 Cargo for Air Charter

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Model: AN-26 Freighter

Quantity: One (1) Cargo Aircraft

Available: Ongoing

Route: Kuwait to Middle East / Iraq / Syria

Details: Based in Kuwait

Specifications:

  • Up to 6.3T

Terms: Charter (Ad-Hoc)

General Definition of Ad-Hoc Charter: One-off options for one-way, round-trip and space available charter flights. Empty legs and space available options are often the most cost-effective option for single or irregular shipments and travel. Read More

Air cargo solutions for shipments, big and small to remote destinations around the world. We are trained and certified to ship a wide range of irregular and essential freight to include oversized, hazardous and perishable goods that require special handling.

Aircraft charter is the simplest and most flexible option for moving passengers and freight. We can provide a wide range of options for private, commercial and government clients. Whether you require a helicopter or private jet, a commercial airliner or cargo freighter, we’ll work with you to find the best solution based on your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Payload

    6300 kgs (volume up to 45 cbm / 1589 cbf)

  • Hold Size (L x W x H)

    1110 x 220 x 160 cm / 437″ x 86″ x 62″ in

  • Door Size (W x H)

    220 x 165 cm / 86″ x64″ in

  • Cruise Speed

    420 kph / 260 mph

  • Range

    Short to Medium

We specialize in providing solutions for conflict zones in the Middle East Central Asia Africa

Aircraft available for charter, lease and sale

Contact us for additional options Inquire Now

General Information: The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986. – Wikipedia

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Action on Disaster Relief Conference

Procharter is a proud sponsor of the 6th annual Action on Disaster Relief (ADR 2021) forum 24-25 Feb 2021.

“Our team is looking forward to being able to engage with disaster agencies, NGO’s, government officials and all participants at this year’s event, despite the unprecedented Covid-19 challenges being faced globally.”

CEO Andy Fleming

Action on Disaster Relief 2021
24-25 February ‘Virtual Event’

GRV Global proudly presents the 6th annual Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2021) forum being held on 24-25 February 2021. Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 challenges being faced globally, ADR2021 will take place in a virtual format online.

The extraordinary global challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of deadly hurricanes and devastating storms affecting the LAC region. The 6th annual Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2021) forum will look at the nexus between health, disaster management, security organizations and agencies, and examine whether existing plans stood up to demand, whether command and communication structures were sufficient, and whether meaningful regional coordination was able to take place.

The extraordinary global challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of deadly hurricanes and devastating storms affecting the LAC region. The 6th annual Action on Disaster Relief (ADR2021) forum will look at the nexus between health, disaster management, security organizations and agencies, and examine whether existing plans stood up to demand, whether command and communication structures were sufficient, and whether meaningful regional coordination was able to take place.

Visit Action on Disaster Relief 2021

ADR 2020 Conference Overview

ADR 2020 Conference Regional Presentation

Charter Boeing 737-300F

Charter Boeing 737-300F

Photo: Mark Harkin [edited] [©], via Wikimedia

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Charter Boeing 737-300F Freighter

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Model: Boeing 737-300F

Quantity: One (1) Cargo Aircraft

Available: Immediately

Payload:

  • Up to 19 tons

Routes:

  • Anywhere (may require repositioning)

Terms: Charter (Ad-Hoc)

General Definition:  One off options for one-way, round-trip and space available charter flights. Empty legs and space available options are often the most cost-effective option for single or irregular shipments and travel. Read More

Air cargo solutions for shipments, big and small to remote destinations around the world. We are trained and certified to ship a wide range of irregular and essential freight to include oversize, hazardous and perishable goods that require special handling.

Aircraft charter is the simplest and most flexible option for moving passengers and freight. We can provide a wide range of options for private, commercial and government clients. Whether you require a helicopter or private jet, a commercial airliner or cargo freighter, we’ll work with you to find the best solution based on your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Payload

    19275 kgs / 42494 lbs (volume up to 130 cbm / 4591 cbf)

  • Hold Size (L x W x H)

    2324 x 317 x 214 cm / 914″ x 125″ x 84″ in

  • Door Size

    348 x 137 cm / 137″ x 54″ in

  • Cruise Speed

    914 kph / 568 mph

  • Range

    Short to Medium

We specialize in providing solutions for conflict zones in the Middle East Central Asia Africa

Aircraft available for charter, lease and sale

Contact [email protected] for a quote.

General Information: The Boeing 737 Classic refers to the -300/-400/-500 series of the Boeing 737. They are short- to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners. The first model of the Classic series, the 737–300, entered service in 1984. Used passenger -300 aircraft have been converted to freighter versions. It was followed by a stretched model, the 737-400, that entered service in 1988, followed by the shortened 737-500, the smallest variant in the classic series, in 1990. – Wikipedia

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B747-400BCF for Ad-Hoc Charter (One-Way)

B747-400BCF for Ad-Hoc Charter (One-Way)

B747-400BCF for Ad-Hoc Charter (One-Way)

Photo: By Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland [edited] [©], via Wikimedia

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B747-400BCF for Ad-Hoc Charter (One Way)

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Model: B747-400BCF Freighter

Quantity: Multiple Cargo Aircraft

Available: September – November

Route: China/Vietnam/Thailand/Malaysia to USA
Dates: September 12th, 14th | October 11th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 29th | November 3rd, 10th, 21st. 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th

Route: USA to EU / Middle East
Dates: August 27th, 31st | September 2nd, 9th, 12th, 14th

Specifications:

  • Up to 108000 kgs / 238000 lbs

Terms: Charter (Ad-Hoc)

General Definition of Ad-Hoc Charter: One-off options for one-way, round-trip and space available charter flights. Empty legs and space available options are often the most cost-effective option for single or irregular shipments and travel. Read More

Air cargo solutions for shipments, big and small to remote destinations around the world. We are trained and certified to ship a wide range of irregular and essential freight to include oversized, hazardous and perishable goods that require special handling.

Aircraft charter is the simplest and most flexible option for moving passengers and freight. We can provide a wide range of options for private, commercial and government clients. Whether you require a helicopter or private jet, a commercial airliner or cargo freighter, we’ll work with you to find the best solution based on your specific needs.

Specifications:

  • Payload

    108000 kgs / 238000 lbs (total load volume up to 711 m3 / 25,100 ft3)

  • Hold Size (L x W x H)

    Main Deck Volume (Pallets)
    244 x 318 x 244 cm / 96″ x 125″ x 96″ in (BCF/SF 244 x 318 x 218 cm / 96″ x 125″ x 86″ in)
    244 x 318 x 300 cm / 96″ x 125″ x 118″ in
    Lower Deck Volume
    244 x 318 cm / 96″ x 125″ in
    LD-1
    Bulk 19.5 m3 / 668 ft3

  • Door Size (W x H)

    Main Door
    340 x 312 cm / 134″ x 123″ in
    Bulk Door
    112 x 120 cm / 44″ x 47″ in

  • Cruise Speed

    907 kph / 564 mph

  • Range

    Long-Haul
    4100 km / 7593 mi

We specialize in providing solutions for conflict zones in the Middle East Central Asia Africa

Aircraft available for charter, lease and sale

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General Information: The Boeing 747-400BCF Converted Freighter is a result of the 747-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion program to modify passenger 747-400s for cargo use. The first 747-400BCF was redelivered in December 2005. – Wikipedia

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ProCharter 10th Anniversary

Reflecting back on the last 10 years has seen Procharter evolve to become a leading international specialist aviation provider, serving a diverse global customer base. We are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers and suppliers who have helped us become a known and respected brand in the aviation industry.