Oregon Aviation Industries

Summit 2023

Was held Tuesday May 2, 2023
New-Generation Aviation
Seize this opportunity for an update on the industry and to network with aviation leaders



Keynote Speaker

Lori Chavez-DeRemer

US House Transportation
Aviaton Subcommittee member
10:00 Arrivals, check in, coffee, network
10:30 Roundtable introductions of your company and projects. Please come prepared to share a one-minute intro and update.

11:15 David Ison, WSDOT Aviation and electric aircraft and airport infrastructure update. David will present via Zoom. All other talks are in-person.
11:35 Alan Blood, Garmin AT General Manager. New avionics for new-generation aircraft and Garmin's place in the industry and in Oregon.

12:00 Buffet BBQ lunch by Wooden Nickel

12:45 Tracy Williams, Bend Oregon Airport Manager. KBDN is now the third busiest airport in the state, soon to have a control tower, and it has become an economic development hub for the region.

1:15 Jonathan Evans, CEO, co-Founder of KinectAir. On-demand regional aviation is in the air and moving toward electric and hybrid aircraft to serve our public-use airports in the region. 

1:45 Greg Miller, ADB Safegate Regional Manager is an expert on aviation fuel and advanced technologies in the airport environment. Unleaded avgas update.
2:00 Break
2:15 Scott Philben, CIES President.  New technologies for new-generation aviation including controls for electric engines.
2:45 Rep. Jeff Helfrich, sponsor of HB 3257 to advance electric and hybrid aircraft in Oregon. Rep Helfrich is a private pilot and serves on the Oregon Joint Committee on Transportation. 
3:15 Brian Prange, VP of Hood Aero, Andreas von Flotow, President Hood Aero, involved with testing of advanced aviation and drone systems, airport management and training.

Keynote Speaker
3:30 Rep. Chavez-DeRemer is a member of the US House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee, the legislative body that oversees the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She represents Oregon's 5th congressional district, and we are fortunate to have an aviation supportive legislator representing us in Washington DC. Rep. Chavez-DeRemer attended in person and participated in the networking reception following the presentations.
14323 Stenbock Way NE
Aurora, OR 97002
(Purple gate entry)

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Oregon Aviation Industries