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 major initiative in 2015 was to submit and work on
passing Oregon House Bill
HB 2075 - Aviation Funding at the
beginning of the 2015 session. It
passed the House and Senate by a 90% margin and was
signed by Governor Kate Brown on 7/20/2015. It
will bring $20 million over the next six years for
aviation infrastructure, safety, rural air service,
grant matches and economic development. It becomes
effective January 1, 2016.
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.
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.
The first two summits were held at the Evergreen
Our third annual
Summit was held Thursday, October
9th in Hood River, Oregon at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
Fourth Annual ORAVI Summit was held Tuesday September
15, 2015 at Columbia Aviation Association in Aurora.
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