Our Mission Statement


Training Tomorrow’s Technicians

Aviation Institute of Maintenance helps adult students gain the skills and attitudes necessary for a meaningful entry-level career position. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our students, as well as businesses, industries, and government. We are committed to high academic standards in all curricular offerings, and we are dedicated to providing the services that support our students’ efforts to succeed.

Core Educational Objectives


About AIM

Aviation Institute of Maintenance is dedicated to the success of our students from the moment they enroll, through the academic process, and into their professional lives after graduation. Our core educational objectives guide our support of student success throughout the process.
  • We provide quality academic programs and student support services through innovative delivery methods, in order to support students’ successful educational achievement, graduation, professional certification where applicable, and employment within today’s marketplace.
  • We support graduates’ transition into entry-level professional positions within their fields of study, encouraging them to positively influence their employers, their professional industry, and their local communities.
  • We rely upon experienced and engaging faculty to provide an excellent educational experience to a wide array of students, benefitting from the faculty’s direct experience within the professional workplace.
  • We teach students to develop sound financial literacy and strong fiscal decision-making as they complete their academic programs, enter the workforce, and take control of their financial futures.
  • We encourage personal development, interpersonal skills, commitment to community, and personal ethics, so students grow to become not only more skilled professionals but also better human beings.

Institutional History


Where It All Started

Aviation Institute of Maintenance acquired its first campus, currently in Norfolk, VA.
AIM acquired Quaker City Institute of Aviation near Philadelphia, PA. Originally established in 1946, the school was relocated to its current location at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
AIM acquired a campus at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, GA, which was relocated to Duluth, GA in 2010 to serve the Atlanta metropolitan area.
AIM acquired Trans World Technical Academy in Kansas City, MO and relocated it to an expanded location in 2007.
AIM founded a campus at the Manassas Regional Airport and relocated and expanded in Manassas, VA in 2010.
AIM acquired ATA Training Academy, originally founded in 1992, in Indianapolis, IN.
AIM acquired Aeronautical Institute of Technologies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area and relocated the school to Irving, TX.
AIM founded a campus at the Orlando Executive Airport and later expanded in Casselberry, FL.
AIM acquired Redstone Institute of Houston, TX, originally founded in 1972.
AIM founded a campus in Oakland, CA at the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.
AIM founded a branch campus in Las Vegas, NV near the McCarran International Airport.
AIM’s Oakland campus moved to Fremont, CA. AIM continues to provide programs to students.
AIM established a branch campus in Charlotte, NC.
Chesapeake Campus relocated to Norfolk, VA.