We Fly Higher Together            



Navigating Aviation Economic Development in Oregon

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 at the beginning of the 2015 session.

6/29/2015  Passed the House.  Vote 53 ito 5.

7/1/2015   Passed the Senate 25  to 3.

7/20/2015 Signed by Governor Kate Brown.  It becomes effective 1/1/2016.


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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