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HELOG is a former helicopter airline company based in Germany which runs training courses in Africa.




According to the company's website, it is headquartered in the Bavarian town of Bad Reichenhall.[1]

Its chief project is an academy in Liberia which trains school-leavers to maintain and repair machinery. The academy is supported by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research.[2] Helog says it has also signed an agreement with aid agency Mercy Corps to train students how to install renewable energy systems in households.[3]

Donors include:


In its previous incarnation, Helog operated a range of aviation services, including:

  • Humanitarian aid, disaster relief, logistics and surveillance.[6]

Helog says that during more than 40 years of operation, it also gained experience in heavy lift and logging.[9]

In 2009, WikiLeaks released a United Nations audit from 2007 which detailed invoices submitted by Helog. The UN disagreed about the availability of helicopters in Sudan during a $29 million peacekeeping contract.[10]

In 2010, police in Freetown became involved when a Helog helicopter was thought to have landed at a hospital without prior notice.[11]

In 2012, Helog management decided to refocus their business on training.[9]

In August 2016, Helog opened its academy in Liberia.[2]


  1. ^ "Contact/Imprint". Helog. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Tamba, Gloria T. (3 August 2016). "VP Boakai Opens HELOG Academy Urges Students to Exercise Discipline". Daily Observer. Liberian Observer Corporation. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Solar competence". Helog. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Donors: We thank our Donors for their generous contributions". Helog. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Helog Emergency Response: Appropriate Responses in Wildland Fire Emergency Situations". Global Fire Monitoring Center. University of Freiburg. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Appropriate Responses in Emergency Situations [pamphlet]" (PDF). Global Fire Monitoring Center [host]. Compass Holdings [Switzerland]. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ Archived 2011-11-11 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-10-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b "About Helog". Helog. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  10. ^ "United Nations Mission in the Sudan: Audit of the calculatino [sic] of "Not Available" days under the contract with Helog Lufttransport KG and related invoices submitted by Helog (AP2007-632-17), 2 Nov 2007". WikiLeaks. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  11. ^ Turay, Aruna (18 August 2010). "In Sierra Leone, Unexpected Helicopter lands at Choithram's Hospital". Awareness Times. Awareness Times Sierra Leone.

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