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AIM Instructor Named NextGen 40 under 40 Aircraft Maintenance Professional

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

karnuth1AIM-Virginia Beach’s David Karnuth was recently named one of AMT magazine’s NextGen 40 under 40 Aircraft Maintenance Professionals. The inaugural 2015 AMT Next Gen Awards showcase individuals in the industry that are going above and beyond their job descriptions and for their own accomplishments in what they bring to their companies and the industry. The Next Gen winners represent the total maintenance arena as they represent airline, general aviation, corporate aviation, military, MROs, rotorcraft, and education segments of the industry.


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AMD, AMH Participate in Southwest Region PAMA Olympics

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Southwest Region PAMA OlympicsThe 6th Annual Southwest Region FAR 147 PAMA Olympics was held March 28th and drew nine regional school participants. Tarrant County College once again played host to this year’s competition and welcomed teams from across the southwest, to include our own teams representing  AIM – Dallas and AIM – Houston.

Each team consisted of five ‘Olympians.’  Competition consisted of twelve 20‐minute labs, with judges scoring each contestant. They would move to their next lab. The contestants were given a five minute evaluation time, reading the next lab sheet without touching the equipment.

An annual favorite of coaches and students alike, Operation C.H.A.O.S. presented team coaches with a pile of miscellaneous parts and minimal tools, and were then challenged to design a specific assembly. The event, the brainchild of John Eslinger, is judged by a simple vote by team members.

The competition’s focus has always been to bring the various FAR 147 schools together to exchange ideas and allow the students to interact and network with other like-minded future aviation professionals.  And, of course, have a good time.

Congratulations to all the contestants!

AIM Schools Earn FAA Elite Diamond Award of Excellence

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015

faa_diamond_awardWe are pleased to announce that AIM Indianapolis (AMI) and AIM Chesapeake (AMN) are the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Diamond Award of Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Maintenance Technician Awards Program. This is the 11th award for AMI and AMN received their first award in 2007 and has earned numerous awards since then. The program began as a way for the FAA to encourage Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) and employers to participate aggressively in available initial and recurrent maintenance training. Through the AMT Awards Program, the FAA recognizes eligible Technicians and employers by issuing awards to those who receive or promote and foster initial and recurrent training.


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The Advanced Guide to Aviation Maintenance Technician and AMTE Training

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

The Advanced Guide to AMT and AMTE Training

The Advanced Guide to AMT and AMTE Training | AIM

Aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) are essential to the airline industry. AMTs are commonly referred to as A&Ps which is an abbreviation for Airframe and Powerplant technicians. They perform pivotal maintenance on aircraft and aircraft systems. AMTs also perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They work at repair stations, in aircraft hangars and on airfields.


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Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted

Aviation Maintenance Technician Shortage Predicted - AIM

Aviation International News reported in May that aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus say that about 500,000 extra pilots are needed during the next 20 years. Boeing has also predicted that aviation maintenance technicians will be in even greater demand—to the tune of 600,000 by 2031. JSfirm.com agrees technicians will be in more demand than pilots—to the tune of 30 percent of planned aviation hiring for technicians versus 7.5 percent for pilots. This shortage could create a great opportunity for you.


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Celebrating National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Celebrating National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day

National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day | AIM

Orville and Wilbur Wright get the majority of the accolades for inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane, and it’s certainly well deserved.

But behind the scenes on that December day in 1903 was an equally important but far less celebrated aviation pioneer: Mr. Charles Edward Taylor.

Taylor was perhaps the world’s first aviation maintenance technician and the man who built the engine used by the Wright brothers to make the first controlled, powered and sustained flight with a pilot aboard.


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