Four engines donated to Aviation Institute of Maintenance to support the school’s training efforts. 

Aviation Institute of Maintenance recently received four engines donated by Dallas Airmotive, a StandardAero Company.  Dallas Airmotive is a global leader in the turbine engine overhaul industry based at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.  The donated engines were sent to the three Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) schools in Charlotte, Dallas, and Houston. 

Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 turbine engine

On February 18, February 23, and March 4, the Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 turbine engines were delivered to the AIM campuses. The gracious donation of the turbine engines affords students the opportunity to perform maintenance on a type of engine the campus did not have previously. The Spey engine is a part of the Rolls Royce turbofan family traditionally found on several civilian jet aircraft, more traditionally Fokker Aircraft series and Gulfstream Aircraft. The engine typically weighs about 5,000 lbs. dry; the weight will vary with fluids. 

“This donation permits us to provide our students enhanced quality training by allowing them to work with a Rolls Royce Engine.  This will improve our student’s knowledge and understanding of a key engine manufacturer in the aerospace industry,” said AIM Dallas Campus Executive Director, Chris Coley.

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 demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and/or Powerplant from the Federal Aviation Administration. AIM’s campuses are near the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando, and Norfolk. AIM is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit or like them on Facebook at

About StandardAero

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle. Dallas Airmotive is an operating organization of StandardAero. For more information about StandardAero, go to

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