Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Chesapeake has moved to a 109,000-sq-ft facility on an 11-acre campus in Norfolk, Virginia, the school announced this week. The move comes shortly after AIM acquired the Teterboro School of Aeronautics in the New York City metropolitan area, the school’s 13th campus in the U.S.
“Our new campus is our largest aviation maintenance campus around the country, with two aircraft hangars, a glass-enclosed engine room, and a gym and basketball court to enhance student life,” said AIM v-p of operations Joel English. A separate engine room, along with specific areas for welding, soldering, and composites, are also part of the new campus. Its equipment includes multi- and single-engine aircraft, airframes, turbine and piston engines, helicopters, and specially-designed training aids.
An on-site certified testing center where students can take their FAA written examinations is also housed in the Norfolk campus, which was previously a Christian school.