not require extensive disassembly, jigging, or alignment. The manufacture of airframe parts will be limited to
those items which can be fabricated with tools and equipment found in current air mobile tool and shop sets.
Evacuate unserviceable modules/components and end items beyond the repair capability of AVUM to the support
Less than Company size Aviation Units: Aviation elements organic to brigade, group, battalion
headquarters, and detachment size units are normally small and have less than 10 aircraft assigned. Maintenance
tasks performed by these units will be those which can be accomplished by the aircraft crew chief or assigned
aircraft repairman and will normally be limited to preventive maintenance, inspections, servicing, spot painting,
module/component fault diagnosis, and replacement of selected modules/components. Repair functions will nor-
mally by accomplished by the support AVIM unit.
Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM).
Provides Mobile, responsive 9One-Stop9 maintenance support. (Maintenance functions which are not
conducive to sustaining air mobility will be assigned to depot maintenance.)
May perform all maintenance functions authorized to be done at AVUM. Repair of equipment for
return to user will emphasize support or operational readiness requirements. Authorized maintenance includes
replacement and repair of modules/components and end items which can be accomplished efficiently with avail-
able skills, tools, and equipment.
Establishes the Direct Exchange (DX) program for AVUM units by repairing selected items for return
to stock when such repairs cannot be accomplished at the AVUM level.
Inspects, troubleshoots, performs diagnostic test, repairs, adjusts, calibrates, and aligns aircraft system
modules/components. AVIM units will have capability to determine the serviceability of specified modules/
components removed prior to the expiration of the Time Between Overhaul (TBO) or finite life. Module/
component disassembly and repair will support the DX program and will normally be limited to tasks requiring
cleaning and the replacement of seals, fittings, and items of common hardware. Airframe repair and fabrication of
parts will be limited to those maintenance tasks which can be performed with available tools and test equipment.
Unserviceable repairable modules/components and end items which are beyond the capability of AVIM to repair
will be evacuated to Depot Maintenance.
Performs aircraft weight and balance inspections and other special inspections which exceed AVUM
Provides quick response maintenance support, including aircraft recovery and air evacuation, on-the-
job training, and technical assistance through the use of mobile maintenance contact teams.
Maintains authorized operational readiness float aircraft.
Provides collection and classification services for serviceable/unserviceable material.
Operates a cannibalization activity in accordance with AR 750-50. (The aircraft maintenance company
within the maintenance battalion of a division will perform AVIM functions consistent with air mobility require-
ments and conservation of personnel and equipment resources. Additional intermediate maintenance support will
be provided by the supporting nondivisional AVIM unit.)