IndUS Aviation Training Services is proud to represent the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, a group of distinguished institutes committed to education and personal enrichment. Students can succeed in a collegiate environment when properly motivated and taught to set goals in furthering their education. All aspects of the school are enriched by creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, while instilling a high degree of business ethics and professionalism. This facilitates easy transition from a student to a thorough professional in aircraft maintenance. Each aviation program offered is specifically designed to qualify graduates for a career position in aircraft or related fields.
Future of Air Travel Could Hinge on the Ability to Keep Airplanes Compliant
Aviation mechanics are in short supply and the shortage is predicted to continue.
The pool of qualified aviation, avionics mechanics and service technicians is decreasing at an alarming rate. There are many factors affecting the supply of these trained aircraft technicians. Due to population growth and the global business environment, passenger air travel is continuing to grow with no signs of slowing, therefore resulting in a need for additional maintenance technicians. Increased passenger travel combined with fewer students entering technical schools alone would make the demand for skilled aviation mechanics and avionics technicians skyrocket.
Yet, the single biggest factor that is causing an increase in demand for aviation mechanics is the retiring of the current generation of skilled technicians. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts that "Most job openings for aircraft mechanics through the year 2016 will stem from the need to replace the many mechanics expected to retire over the next decade." Job opportunities in aviation maintenance range from multi-million dollar airlines to smaller regional based airlines. At AIM, aircraft mechanics will be trained at an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certified maintenance school. FAA standards require that certified mechanic schools offer students a minimum of 1,900 class hours.
There are many different training levels and certifications for aviation mechanics:
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) meets the growing demand for FAA Certified Aviation Maintenance Technicians (A&P Mechanics) and Avionics Technicians through technical training programs. The schools are also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The success and hands-on experience of AIM schools has assisted in meeting the demands of many of America’s leading airlines and aviation companies by supplying them with highly skilled technicians. AIM campuses graduate hundreds of students each year from many different training programs. Students are then eligible to take the FAA exams necessary to obtain a mechanic’s certificate with rating in Airframe and Powerplant, commonly known as an A&P license. AIM has provided highly skilled aviation maintenance technicians to the aviation industry for more than a decade. Today, as in the past, AIM is dedicated to providing students with quality education in aviation maintenance technology. "We stand behind our commitment while students are attending school, after they have graduated, and through their aviation career," boasts LaVern Phillips, Regional Director of AIM.
Since the first aviation school began in 1994, AIM has grown into the largest group of aviation maintenance schools approved by the FAA in the US. "Our goal is to provide a quality education and career opportunities for each of our graduates," states Gerald Yagen, President of AIM. Long-standing relationships with aviation industry leaders has helped AIM to design innovative programs to suit the needs of the very people who hire the program graduates. By keeping abreast of industry trends, AIM is able to invest in relevant equipment, training aids and faculty to support student career goals while providing client companies with the specific qualifications they desire in a new aviation technician. AIM has nine campuses nationwide including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Missouri, Manassas and Chesapeake, Virginia, Orlando, and Philadelphia, as well as a broad national and international recruiting program.
"By establishing campuses throughout the country, we give students a choice of locations when entering the training program – it is unlikely this type of advanced training will be available in their hometown," states Phillips.
Through the Aviation Institute of Maintenance FAA-approved programs, you'll learn about aviation servicing, aircraft maintenance, avionics and repairing today's aircraft; from small prop airplanes to the largest aircraft. Aviation offers a broad range of job opportunities in cities of all sizes throughout the world. You will also get the unique opportunity to work with a team and build an actual flying aircraft!
Classes are tailored with students in mind. With years of experience at different locations, AIM’s curriculum is customized to help a student gain maintenance skills that are aviation industry specific. We consult with airline, industry, and aviation related leaders so that our programs match aircraft maintenance skills and technology that employers demand.
Whether your goal is to work on airplanes, helicopters, engines, avionics or even hydraulic systems unrelated to aviation, AIM schools will give you the training needed for entry-level positions in aviation and other industries. Our school will help you decide what program is right for you and we will give you the skills needed to prepare for the FAA Airframe & Powerplant exam.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance is an aircraft mechanic school geared towards students who aspire to pass the FAA A&P Certification Exam, are interested in the aviation industry or want to advance in their career. Our FAA approved Institutes are accredited by ACCSCT. This assures that students receive quality academic education while meeting strict FAA standards.
AIM aircraft mechanic schools are located in the following cities:
In early 1998 Gwinnett County became home to the third campus of Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Located at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb in the northeastern area of Greater Atlanta, the school is operated at the third busiest airport in Georgia. Students are able to pursue their education and career goals surrounded by the aviation industry in which they later plan to work.
Programs Currently Offered at Atlanta Campus:
The first aviation school was acquired and renamed Tidewater Tech Aviation in 1994. Located near Norfolk International Airport, the school experienced considerable success and growth. In 1997 an FAA Educational Resource Center was established in the school’s library and the school became an FAA approved testing center. In January 2003, the school was renamed Aviation Institute of Maintenance. In September 2007, the school relocated to Chesapeake, Virginia, to accommodate the growing student population.
Programs Currently Offered at Chesapeake Campus:
In July 2005, Aeronautical Institute of Technologies was acquired and relocated to their current location at the Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. There they were renamed the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Program Currently Offered at Dallas Campus:
The latest edition, Redstone Institute-Houston, received their Part 147 FAA Air Agency Certificate in September of 1972. In June 2007, Redstone was acquired and renamed Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Program Currently Offered at Houston Campus:
ATA Training Academy, a department of ATA Airlines was founded in 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana by Amtran Corporation. In the summer of that year its first students were enrolled. ATA Training Academy was acquired in 2004 and renamed Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Programs Currently Offered at Indianapolis Campus:
Trans World Technical Academy (TWTA), a department of Trans World Airlines (TWA) was established in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri. TWA sold TWTA to the corporation in November, 2000. The school was renamed Aviation Institute of Maintenance and it became the first school west of the Mississippi. In July 2007, the school relocated to its current location to accommodate the growing student population.
Programs Currently Offered at Kansas City Campus:
Founded in 2001 at the Manassas Regional Airport, the Manassas campus of Aviation Institute of Maintenance has experienced considerable growth requiring it to relocate to new facilities within Manassas.
Programs Currently Offered at Manassas Campus:
The eighth school to join the AIM family was a new facility opened in August 2006. This campus is conveniently located at the Orlando Executive Airport near downtown Orlando.
Program Currently Offered at Orlando Campus:
Acquired as the Quaker City Institute of Aviation in 1997, AIM Philadelphia was the second school to offer aviation programs. Originally established in 1946, the school was acquired and relocated to its current location at the North East Philadelphia Airport. The name was changed to Aviation Institute of Maintenance in December 2002.
Programs Currently Offered at Philadelphia Campus:
Aviation Institute of Maintenance graduates hundreds of Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) yearly. With a growing shortage of licensed AMTs critical to the airline industry, graduates can choose to work in the airline industry, or in other service technician positions that offer career opportunities for today and the future. Please note that not all programs are available at all locations.