Plan of the Day
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department - AIMD
May 1, 2017
The mission of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) is to inspect, test and check, calibrate and repair aircraft components, as well as maintain Support and Material Handling Equipment (SE and MHE). The diverse mission is in support of the embarked Air Combat Element (ACE), Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Amphibious Ready Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity (ARGIMA) concept.
AIMD manning consists of one Officer, two Chief Warrant Officers, eight Chief Petty Officers, and 68 technicians. During deployments, AIMD is augmented by Marine Corps personnel consisting of two Gunnery Sergeants, three Staff Sergeants and 60 enlisted technicians. The four divisions -- Staff (IM-1), General Maintenance (IM-2), Avionics/Armament (IM-3) and Support Equipment (IM-4) -- are subdivided into 18 different work centers, each with a specialized support function.
Working together as a team, AIMD uses more than 2,700 pieces of installed, portable, rolling and armament support equipment to support over 100 systems in six different types of operational aircraft. AIMD has the capability to test, repair and service more than 4,000 individual repairable components. The level of repairs range from small delicate work performed by micro-miniature repair technicians, to large complex work tasks performed on the Amphibious Assault Crash Crane by the support equipment technicians. Altogether, AIMD normally processes in excess of 400 repairable aircraft components with a total of more than 2,000 maintenance actions completed each month while deployed.