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 \submitted Oregon House Bill
HB 2075 - Aviation Funding. It
passed through the House Revenue Committee
on May 28, 2015 with a unanimous vote and
went to Ways and Means.
June 22, 2015
The Joint Committee On Ways and Means
SubCommittee On Transportation and Economic
Development work-session voted unanimously
to pass the bill onto the House and Senate
floors for a vote. It will require a
2/3 majority and if it passes then the next
step is the governor's office. If
signed, it becomes effective 1/1/2016.
We had requested a 4 cent per gallon
increase. After amendments, the
engrossed bill ended up with 2 cents per
We need support of all communities and
aviation companies 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.
Follow the status of HB
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
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