ProCharter Becomes a NDTA Member

ProCharter Becomes a NDTA Member

ProCharter recently accepted an invitation to become a member of the National Defense and Transportation Association.

– ProCharter

Based in the USA, National Defense and Transportation Association (NDTA) serves as a trusted environment where Government, Military and Private Contractors can get together and solve pressing challenges in the fields of logistics, transportation and passenger services.

ProCharter has a proven history in providing solutions to Military Aviation and Logistics challenges, often in remote and challenging locations.

NDTA Memberships: Time to Grow…Time to Go!

During my time in the military, there was a saying I often heard that was validated as truth over many years of service, “Mission first, people always!” The idea was clear: Nothing is more important than the organization’s mission, but it is also true there is no way to accomplish that mission without all the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coastguardsmen and the organizations to which they belong.

Since incorporation in October of 1944, as the Army Transportation Association (ATA), NDTA has been an organization driven by individual and corporate members who believed in the mission, “To foster a strong and efficient US transportation system to support the economy and the national security of the United States.” And those men and women dedicated their time and talent to building a strong US national defense. They passionately formed and led NDTA chapters and committees while working to educate government and industry on the logistics and transportation issues of the day.

– COL Craig Hymes, USA (Ret.), Senior Vice President of Operations, NDTA

Mission & Goals

Since World War II, the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) has served our country’s national defense and homeland security as a trusted environment where government, military, and private sector professionals can solve pressing challenges in the fields of logistics, transportation, and passenger travel services.

NDTA is a non-political, non-profit educational organization. Our three priorities are to:

  • Maintain that “trusted environment” by facilitating strong working relationships, education, and the exchange of ideas
  • Invest in programs and capabilities that provide value to our corporate and individual members, and help develop the next generation of professionals
  • Serve the broader national security interest through a new focus on all government stakeholders in logistics, transportation, and passenger travel

We have a rich history, dating back to 1944. In that time, NDTA has established a great track record of service; including real-world disaster relief through partnerships with organizations like American Red Cross, the creation of transportation studies and white papers, the development of emergency management plans, and exercises in cooperation with the military.

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 Exercise 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.


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