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, 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 (board member), Gorge Technology Alliance,
Technology Association of Oregon, Pacific Northwest
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,
rural air service, community relations and unmanned aircraft 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.
In 2015 our major
was to submit and work with the aviation community on
passing Oregon House Bill HB 2075. Mary
Rosenblum, board member and committee chair was our
primary lobbyist. 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
will bring $20 million over the next six years for
aviation infrastructure, safety,
rural air service,
grant matches and economic development. It became
effective January 1, 2016.
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
In 2014 the annual
Summit was held
in Hood River at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
and the last two summits 2015 and 2016 have been held at
in Aurora. Summit 2017 was held at the Tillamook
Naval Air Station Officers Mess on September 28, 2017.
Summit 2018 was held at CAA and Summit 2019 was held at
Atlantic Aviation PDX.
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