ORAVI quarterly meeting was held 3/13/2015
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
•20% - aviation related economic
•20% - FAA grant matching funds for ports,
municipal and county facilities;
•20% - airport safety and maintenance
improvements, and Agency management
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.
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
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
Donate to assist in our efforts for
passage of this critical bill
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