disassembly, jigging or alignment.
The manufacture of air frame parts will be lim-
ited to those items which can be fabricated with tools and equipment found in cur-
rent air mobile tools and shop sets.
Evacuate unserviceable modules/components and
end items beyond the repair capability of AVUM to the supporting AVIM.
(b) 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 ten aircraft assigned.
Maintenance tasks performed by
these units will be those which can be accomplished by the aircraft crew chief or
assigned aircraft repairmen and will normally be limited to preventive maintenance,
inspections, servicing, spot painting, stop drilling, application of nonstress
patches, minor adjustments, module/component fault diagnosis and replacement of se-
Repair functions will normally be accomplished by the
supporting AVIM unit.
(2) Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) provides mobile, responsible
"One-Stop" maintenance support. (Maintenance functions which are not conducive to
sustaining air mobility will be assigned to depot maintenance), AVIM 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 available skills, tools and equipment.
AVIM establishes the Direct Exchange (DX) program for AVUM units by repairing se-
lected items for return to stock when such repairs cannot be accomplished at the
The AVIM level inspects, troubleshoots, performs diagnostic tests, re-
pairs, adjusts, calibrates and aligns aircraft systems modules/components.
units will have capability to determine the serviceability of specified modules/
components removed prior to the expiration of the Time Between Overhaul (TBO) or
Component disassembly and repair will support the DX program and will
normally be limited to tasks requiring cleaning and the replacement of seals, fit-
tings and items of common hardware.
Air frame 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 Mainte-
AVIM will perform aircraft weight and balance inspections and other special
inspections which exceed AVUM capability.
Provides quick response maintenance sup-
port, including aircraft recovery and air evacuation, on-the-job training and tech-
nical assistance through the use of mobil maintenance contact teams.
authorized operational readiness float aircraft.
Provides collection and classi-
fication services for serviceable/ unserviceable material. Operates a cannibaliza-
tion activity in accordance with AR 750-50.
(The aircraft maintenance company
within the maintenance battalion of a division will perform AVIM functions consis-
tent with air mobility requirements and conservation of personnel and equipment re-
Additional intermediate maintenance support will be provided by the
supporting nondivisional AVIM unit.)