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.


AUVSI Future Robitics Forum UAS Drone conference October 19, 20, 21



100 Attendees

ORAVI Summit 2016

Was held Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Columbia Aviation Association
Aurora State Airport KUAO

SOAR / ORAVI June 15, 2016 results

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. Details

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 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.  The first two summits were held at the Evergreen Aviation Museum.

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.  Agenda

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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