MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference

MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference 12 Nov, 15, Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Roger O’Dell,
Director of Program Management, will be a plenary speaker at the 2015 Combat Helicopter Conference
(CH2015), Prague, Czech Republic, November 17-19, 2015. Mr. O’Dell will speak on issues related to multimission
light scout helicopter solutions and delivering rapid operational readines during CH2015 Day Two
sessions focused on “Training a force for the future”.

“The Combat Helicopter conference is a great forum in which Industry and the tri-services community can
come together to discuss the future of rotorcraft in the face of ever-changing operational demands,”
commented Roger, O’Dell, Director of Program Management for MD Helicopters. “I am honored to be
invited to this event, and take the opportunity to share our experiences with delivering effective light scout
attack helicopter solutions in real-time.”

As the timeframe between contract and delivery lengthens, and the field of operations and combat
environments evolve, it is becoming increasingly common that original platform requirements change
once an aircraft reaches theater. As a result, there is a real and compelling need for rotorcraft platforms to
offer more in the way of:

1) faster delivery,
2) a wider range of capabilities to execute a broader set of mission profiles,
3) improved operational readiness to support unpredictable demands, and
4) quick and easy, in-country reconfiguration.

As an OEM, MD Helicopters has a proven history and demonstrable expertise in responding to
requirements like these in real time, delivering mission-ready light scout attack helicopters with
unmatched operational readiness rates, lower cost of operation, and a wider capability range than other
OEMs.

“MD Helicopters has a long and storied history of delivering customized and flexible mission-ready
solutions to U.S. and partner nation forces,” O’Dell continues. “We also have a product that is easy to fly,
unparalleled for safety, and Industry partners who share our commitment to innovation and
responsiveness. This combination makes us uniquely qualified to expedite the delivery of customized,
mission critical rotorcraft solutions, and ensure the highest levels of operational readiness through
coordinated combat logistics support and training.”

In addition to MD Helicopters’ expanding fleet with the Afghan Air Force, MDHI also has training, scout
and light attack helicopters in service with Saudi Arabia, Japan, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Kenya, and others.
These fleets are comprised of a number of MD Helicopters’ world-renowned light single-engine models
including the MD 530F, MD 500E and MD 600N.

Speaker Biography

Roger O’Dell is the Director of Program Management for MD Helicopters, Inc. Mr. O’Dell joined MD
Helicopters, Inc. in 2013 and is responsible for overall program execution across all MDHI product lines –
both military and commercial – for domestic and international operations. He brings 25+ years of Subject
Matter Expertise in Engineering, Program Management and Systems Integration within the Aerospace,
Aviation and Defense Industries. He is a seasoned executive with a focus on defining requirements, testing
and quality, sustainability, lean process management, risk assessment and risk mitigation.

About MD Helicopters, Inc.

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law
enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value,
versatility and performance, and includes the twin-engine MD 902 Explorer, and single engine versions of
the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 500E, MD 530F, MD 530G and MD 540A. The innovative NOTAR® system for
anti-torque control with no tail rotor – a key feature of the MD 902, MD 600N and MD 520N – is used
exclusively by MD Helicopters to provide safer, quieter and confined-area access capability.

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