HELOG is a former helicopter company based in Germany which runs training courses in Africa.
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. Helog says it has also signed an agreement with aid agency Mercy Corps to train students how to install renewable energy systems in households.
In its previous incarnation, Helog operated a range of aviation services, including:
- Humanitarian aid, disaster relief, logistics and surveillance.
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.
In 2010, police in Freetown became involved when a Helog helicopter was thought to have landed at a hospital without prior notice.
In 2012, Helog management decided to refocus their business on training.
In August 2016, Helog opened its academy in Liberia.
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