Status of the aviation fuel tax bill
. Aviation fuel
tax continues at 3 cents/gal jet and 11
cents/gal avgas to create funding.
for equitable distribution of grants for FAA
matches, airport improvements, safety, economic
development and support for rural air service
House passed House
vote 53 to 6
6/25 Senate passed
Governor signed the bill
YouTube video of Oregon Business Plan's October 8,
2020 Aviation Cluster Meeting / Annual Summit online
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.
Our 100+ 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.
Oregon companies are leaders in Kit
Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS), Worldwide Heavy Lift helicopter operations, Avionics, Aircraft
and parts manufacturing and general and commercial operations and
maintenance. And we are connected with many of the 97 public use
airports in Oregon.
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, Business Oregon
Economic Development, Oregon Airport Managers
Association and we are members of the the Oregon
Entrepreneurs Network, Association of Unmanned Vehicle
Systems International, Gorge Technology Alliance,
Technology Association of Oregon, Pacific Northwest
and the Oregon Economic Development Association.
We conduct quarterly online meetings at member companies which feature
facility tours and panels of experts. Topics include workforce
development, light sport aircraft, capital access, airport funding,
rural air service, community relations and unmanned aircraft systems and test sites.
These meetings offer excellent networking
and contacts in addition to the panel topics and discussions.
In 2015 our major
was to submit and work with the aviation community on
passing Oregon House Bill HB 2075. The bill
was to increase aviation fuel tax by two cents per
gallon, the first increase in fifty years. It passed the House and Senate by a 90% margin and was
signed by Governor Kate Brown on 7/20/2015. It
brought $20 million over six years for
aviation infrastructure, safety,
rural air service,
grant matches and economic development.
We are now working to continue the benefits of this bill
by supporting legislation that will continue its
Each fall ORAVI holds an annual Summit which draws
100+ aviation businesses, government and aviation
leaders, economic development officials and legislators.
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