ORAVI 2022 Annual Summit was held Friday
April 22nd, 2022
The topic was electric aircraft
Video and PDF copies or the presentations
Electric engine powered aircraft
will soon be joining the general
Oregon needs to develop airport infrastructure
plans that provide for electric aircraft
charging and support.
Small electric aircraft have been certified
in Europe and are
currently in use as training aircraft and FAA
certification of Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2 is
expected this year. More than
two hundred 2-seat to 9-seat electric and
hybrid aircraft designs are currently in the
development and certification stages by
manufacturers around the globe.
ODOT recently published a needs analysis for
infrastructure support of electric road
Studies and plans need to also be developed to
support electrically powered aircraft as these
new generation aircraft begin operating at
Oregonís 97 public-use airports over the next 3
to 5 years.
ORAVI proposes the following for your
- Review the 2022 Annual Summit
- Create an Electric Aircraft Working
Group comprised of all stakeholders
- Request federal and state funds for
electric aviation studies
- Create legislation to support the
advancement of sustainable electric aircraft
- Add an Emerging Aeronautics staff
position to the Department of Aviation
- Identify selected airports for electric
aircraft beta test
- Encourage airport master plans to
include electric aircraft infrastructure
Washington State has
model which may be of assistance in creating
a plan for Oregon.
Electric aircraft will provide significant
environmental benefits including zero-emissions
and lower noise levels. And, with their much
lower cost of operation, electric aircraft will
provide the possibility for affordable regional
and rural on-demand flights for our citizens,
businesses, legislators and government agencies
to utilize the timesaving benefits of air
transportation across our state.
Aviation fuel tax bill
Passed House & Senate
Signed July 19, 2021
. Aviation fuel
tax continues at 3 cents/gal jet and 11
cents/gal avgas to create funding which provides
for equitable distribution of grants for FAA
matches, airport improvements, safety, economic
development and support for rural air service
This brings in $3m per year for airport improvements
across the state.
Our initial bil in 2015
increased aviation fuel by 2c/gal but it was to
sunset in 6 years. HB2434 was successful in
keeping it in perpetuity.
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
2023 Annual Sponsors
Flight Level VFR
Flight Level Ground Support