About Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Aviation Institute of Maintenance or AIM offers a wide range of Airframe & Powerplant programs. It presently has 11 aviation maintenance schools that are located in 9 different states.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance was founded in 1969 at Norfolk, Virginia. Since then, Aviation Institute of Maintenance is growing in every aspect and expanding its various aviation career schools. Moreover, the institute is a member of a successful group of companies.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance is credited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). It is authorized as a proprietary institute of higher education by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, the training programs offered by AIM are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers financial assistance to its students in the form of state, federal, and/or private funds, grants, student loans, local or state workforce training programs, scholarships, etc. The financial aid is provided to those students who qualify. The various financial assistance programs, offered by AIM, are federal Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), federal direct student loans, scholarships, Workforce Investment Act - Opportunity Inc., payment plans, rehabilitative services, state grants or loans, etc. In order to apply for any one of these programs, students must fill up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Besides these, Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers military tuition assistance and veteran benefits to active duty military personnel, veterans, and reservists. They accept the GI Bill. Moreover, all campuses of AIM are recognized by their own State Approving Agencies for Veteran's Education and Training.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers career services to its students and graduates, in order to assist them in finding the right career path. However, they do not guarantee a job placement. Some of the career services provided by them include resume writing, interview coaching and mock interviews, interview attire, job search strategies, etc. The institute occasionally brings employers to the campus and arranges interviews with the students who are about to graduate.
The Aircraft Dispatcher is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved course. It prepares students to sit for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Written, Oral, and Practical Certification Examinations that lead to the issuance of Aircraft Dispatcher license. The curriculum includes the study of federal aviation regulations, airline communications procedures and requirements, navigation and aircraft navigation systems, emergency and abnormal procedures, air traffic control systems and procedures, meteorology and aviation weather services, practical dispatch applications, and B737NG aircraft systems, performance and limitations. After completing this program, students can get various job positions as flight dispatchers, crew planners, crew schedulers, meteorology assistants, navigation data-base specialists, ramp control tower agents, airport flight operations agents, and many other flight operation positions. They also get to work with other airline experts, such as crew schedulers and planners, senior dispatch managers, maintenance controllers and meteorologists, etc. They are required to plan, manage, perform, delay, terminate, and sustain ‘Positive Operational Control’ of the flight schedules and airline fleet.
Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer (AMTE)
This course teaches the fundamentals of aircraft mechanics and the latest technology advancements in the world of aviation. Students gain knowledge and learn the hands-on techniques in areas like sheet metal, composite fabrication and repair, hydraulics, instrumentation, pneumatics, landing gear, turbine engines, piston, and other aircraft systems. They learn how to troubleshoot and repair rotary and fixed wing aircraft systems efficiently and properly; in addition to knowledge about aircraft electrical systems and advanced aircraft electronics (avionics). Students are qualified to take the FCC Element One and Element Three licensing examination, and FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification examination.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Electronics (AMTE)
In this program, students learn the fundamentals of aircraft mechanics and the latest technology advancements in the world of aviation. They receive knowledge and practical training in composite fabrication and repair, hydraulics, sheet metal, pneumatics, landing gear, instrumentation, turbine engines and piston, and other aircraft systems. They get to know about the intricacies of the whole aircraft system, so that they can efficiently and properly troubleshoot and repair both rotary and fixed wing aircraft systems. Students also learn about aircraft electrical systems and advanced aircraft electronics (avionics). They are prepared for the FCC Element One and Element Three licensing examination, and the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification examination.
Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)
This course trains students to examine, repair, and service aircraft components and systems, such as airframe, turbine engines, piston engines, electrical systems, propellers, instrumentation, hydraulic systems, warning systems, and environmental systems. Applicants are prepared to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) examination, so that they can become certified Airframe and Powerplant Technicians and get employed in the fields of aviation maintenance. Not only they can get jobs as aircraft mechanics, but they can also be employed as aircraft technicians, aircraft maintenance technicians, aircraft maintenance supervisors, aircraft maintenance directors, aircraft restorers, helicopter mechanics, aviation maintenance technicians, etc.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter (AMTH)
In this program, students learn about the fundamentals of aircraft mechanics and the intricacies of rotary and fixed wing aircrafts. They receive knowledge and hands-on training about helicopter flight control systems, rotary wing aerodynamic principles, rotor systems, helicopter engines, preventative maintenance, and so much more. Applicants learn how to troubleshoot and fix aircraft systems efficiently and properly. Moreover, students are prepared to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) examination and in turn become certified Airframe and Powerplant Technicians in the field of aviation maintenance.
Avionics Technicia Program
This course is for people who already have some experience or training in aircraft electronic repair or maintenance. The program is designed to prepare students to make a career in the field of aviation electronics and aircraft electricity systems, repair and troubleshooting. Besides this, they can land job positions as avionics technician, aircraft electrical systems specialist, avionics electronics technician, avionics installer, avionics manager, avionics systems integration specialist, aviation electronics technician, aviation electrical technician, avionics tester, and Avionics Electrical Technician (AET).
Combination Welding Training
This program is for those who love to work with machines, their hands, and metals. In this course, students get practical training and skills in flame cutting and welding, along with theoretical knowledge about welding, blueprints, shop prints and so much more. After completing the Combination Welding program, graduates get a Diploma and can take the Welding Certification from American Welding Society (AWS) 3G-4G examination. They can be employed as welder-fitters, welders, maintenance welders, fabricators, sub arc operators, and mig welders.
2211 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Atlanta – Metro campus
2025 Satellite Pointe
Duluth, GA 30096
Las Vegas campus
5870 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Orlando – Metro campus
2725 S US Highway 17/92
Casselberry, FL 32707
San Francisco Bay, California – Metro campus
9636 Earhart Road
Oakland, CA 94621
7251 West McCarty Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Kansas City campus
4100 Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64129
3001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Washington, D.C. – Metro campus
10640 Davidson Place
Manassas, VA 20109
7651 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77061
Dallas, TX – Metro campus
400 E Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062