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Navigating Aviation Economic Development in Oregon

ORAVI quarterly meeting to be held at Brim Aviation , Ashland, OR 5/29/2015

Oregon Aviation Industries (ORAVI)
is a membership organization that is focused on economic development for the 400+ aviation related businesses in Oregon and the surrounding region.

ORAVI has submitted Oregon House Bill HB 2075 which is currently in the House Revenue Committee.  If this bill passes it would generate $8.5 million per year for aviation infrastructure in Oregon to be utilized as follows:

20% - creating and maintaining commercial air service linking rural communities to commercial hubs;

20%-  emergency management operations, and outfitting airports as emergency management resources;

20% - aviation related economic development;

20% - FAA grant matching funds for ports, municipal and county facilities;

20% - airport safety and maintenance improvements, and Agency management expenses.

HB 2075 calls for a 4 cent per gallon increase in aviation fuel.  Currently jet fuel is 1 cent per gallon, same as it was 50 years ago. 

Details were provided at ORAVI's annual board / member meeting in January

Mary Rosenblum presentation on aviation funding and the fuel tax bill

And at the March ORAVI meeting at Central Oregon Community College.

Legislative Update on pending aviation bills

HB 2075

We need support of all communities who desire air service and aviation improvements to maintain and grow the commercial and economic benefits of aviation statewide.  Please contact your legislators to encourage their support of this important bill for all of aviation. You can also assist by joining ORAVI, becoming a sponsor and contributing to the financial efforts as we work to encourage its passage in Salem during the 2015 session.

Donate to assist in our efforts for passage of this critical bill

Follow the status of HB 2075

Our members work together to drive the aviation economy forward by increasing traded-sector revenues, influencing aviation beneficial legislation, creating jobs and producing quality products and services that are sold worldwide.  Working together, our members make a positive economic development impact in Oregon and the region.

We are leaders in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Worldwide Heavy Lift Helicopter operations, Avionics, Aircraft and parts manufacturing and general and commercial operations and maintenance.

Oregon Aviation Industries is the Aviation Cluster group of the Oregon Business Council and the Oregon Business Plan  We work very closely with the Oregon Department of Aviation, the Oregon Aviation Board, SOAR Oregon, Business Oregon Economic Development, Oregon Airport Managers Association and we are members of the the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Gorge Technology Alliance, Technology Association of Oregon and the Oregon Economic Development Association.

We conduct quarterly meetings at member companies which feature facility tours and panels of experts.  Topics include workforce development, light sport aircraft, capital access, airport funding, community relations and unmanned aerial systems and test sites.  These meetings draw up to 40 attendees and offer excellent networking and contacts in addition to the panel topics and discussions.

Each fall ORAVI holds an annual Summit which draws 100+ aviation businesses, government and aviation leaders, economic development officials and legislators.  Our third annual Summit was held Thursday, October 9th in Hood River, Oregon at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)  

Members attend ORAVI meetings at reduced charge and are included in regular informational emails, newsletters and networking events.  We encourage all of the 400+ aviation related companies in the region to join our organization. There is strength in numbers.  "We Fly Higher Together".

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