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 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, 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
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
150 aviation businesses, government and aviation
leaders, economic development officials and legislators.
Our third annual Summit will be held Thursday, October
9th in Hood River, Oregon at the Western Antique
Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
The 2014 Summit theme is "Scaling Aviation- from large
aircraft and helicopters to small Unmanned Aerial
Systems. Leaders in these fields will share the
latest developments and economic impacts in these
industries. Keynote industry executives and
government leaders will cover a wide range of specific
aviation topics of interest. The agenda will be
posted on the Events page when online registrations
begin in August 2014.
Members attend ORAVI meetings at no 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