Section I INTRODUCTION (Continued)
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 repairman and will normally be limited to preventive
maintenance, inspections, servicing, spot painting, stop drilling, application of nonstress patches, minor adjustments,
module/components fault diagnosis and replacement of selected modules/components. Repair functions will normally be
accomplished by the supporting AVIM unit.
Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) provides mobile, responsive "One Stop" maintenance support.
(Maintenance functions which are not conducive to sustaining air mobility will be assigned to depot maintenance).
Performs 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.
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, test diagnoses, 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/components 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. 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 Maintenance. This level will perform aircraft weight and balance inspections and other special
inspections which exceed AVUM capability. 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 requirements and conservation of personnel and equipment resource. Additional intermediate maintenance
support will be provided by the supporting nondivisional AVIM unit. )