Aviation Institute of Maintenance

FAA Approved Airframe and Powerplant School

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1969. We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education throughout our expansion of aviation career schools since 1994.


Our aviation career schools have been providing the aviation industry with qualified aircraft mechanics and aircraft maintenance technicians for two decades. We take great pride in the success of each and every graduate. As a result, our aviation career schools have produced thousands of professional aircraft mechanics who work in the aviation industry throughout the United States and abroad.

Aviation Career Programs Offered

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers training in the following Aviation Career Fields:


Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

The Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to excel as an aircraft mechanic and to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to become a certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician for employment in aviation maintenance.


Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer (AMTE)

Gain the hands-on techniques and knowledge in areas like composite fabrication and repair, sheet metal, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation, landing gear, piston and turbine engines and other aircraft systems.


Aviation Maintenance Technician Electronics (AMTE)

Learn the intricacies of the entire aircraft, gaining the skills to properly and efficiently troubleshoot and repair aircraft systems for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. The training also includes aircraft electrical systems and more advanced aircraft electronics (avionics).


Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter (AMTH)

Gain the hands-on techniques and knowledge in areas like rotary wing aerodynamic principles, helicopter flight control systems, helicopter engines, rotor systems, preventative maintenance and much more!


Avionics Technician

The Avionics Technician Program is designed for those who already have some training or experience in aircraft maintenance or electronics repair and will prepare you for career opportunities in aircraft electricity or aviation electronics systems, troubleshooting and repair.


Aircraft Dispatcher

AIM Orlando, Florida offers an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program of classroom and lab instruction that exceeds the minimum hours required to meet the training objectives. The course prepares students to take the FAA written, oral, and practical exams leading to issuance of an Aircraft Dispatcher license.


Combination Welding

Hands-on training will allow you to develop the basic manipulative skills involved in welding and flame cutting, and classroom instruction covers welding theory, shop prints and blueprints and more. When you graduate, you will be prepared to take the test for the Welding Certification from American Welding Society (AWS) 3G-4G.


*Not all programs offered at all locations. Contact us for more information.


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