Aviation Institute of Maintenance
The 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.
Mr. Yagen, the President of Aviation Institute of Maintenance, has a considerable history in the maintenance, repair, and operations of sophisticated aircraft, and in 1994, he acquired a school that prepared students for a career in aviation maintenance. Under the new corporate entity Technical Education Services, Inc., Tidewater Tech Aviation was first located near Norfolk International Airport. In January 2003, the school was renamed Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and the school relocated to Chesapeake in 2007. In 2019, a new branch campus was established in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over a 24-year period, AIM has expanded to include 12 campuses in all.
All AIM campuses are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). AIM graduates hundreds of aviation maintenance technicians yearly. The President and Owner of Technical Education Services, Inc. are responsible for the school governance and designates this responsibility to the Campus Executive Directors of each of the local campuses.