Aviation Institute of Maintenance move provides opportunity to grow student population and offers improved training amenities.
Written by Jul DeGeus
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Chesapeake has relocated their flagship campus to a new facility at 2329 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. This comes in juncture with AIM’s recent acquisition of Teterboro School of Aeronautics in the New York City Metro area, being the Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s 13th campus nationwide. The new Norfolk campus building was previously the Calvary Christian School, and during renovation AIM donated the left over school equipment to the City of Norfolk and REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children). According to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, the aviation industry will need to hire over 769,000 AMTs over the next 20 years. With the increase of its student body and the growing need for aviation maintenance technicians, the move provides the school expansion and modernization opportunities.
The new campus is housed in an 11-acre, 109,000 sq. ft. facility. The building has two separate hangars, one for airplanes and the other for powerplants. It also includes a separate engine room along with specific areas for welding, soldering and composites. The school’s equipment includes multi-engine and single-engine aircraft, airframes, turbine and piston engines, a helicopter and specially designed training aids.
“Our new campus is our largest Aviation Maintenance campus around the country, with two aircraft hangers, a glass-enclosed engine room, and a gym and basketball court to enhance student life. We are thrilled to launch our flagship campus in Norfolk on prominent E Little Creek Rd.” -Dr. Joel English, VP of Operations, Aviation Institute of Maintenance
AIM Norfolk’s new campus offers the convenience of an on-site certified testing center where students can take their Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) written examinations. All classrooms are equipped with Smart TV technology and WIFI is available for students. A fully equipped computer lab and Learning Resource Center are available to students, along with separate lounge areas, including a special area for our veteran population. The school also has a 13,000 sq. ft. gymnasium with a full-sized basketball court for student activities and community events. The facility is less than 2 miles from Norfolk International Airport.
For more information regarding AIM Norfolk’s new campus and Aviation Maintenance Technician program, please visit https://aviationmaintenance.edu or call (757) 363-2121.
About Aviation Institute of Maintenance:
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando and Norfolk. Visit AviationMaintenance.edu or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.