A banner on the new commercial building at 3711 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, announces the pending arrival of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in summer 2021.

Banner, Building Permits Herald Coming Aviation Maintenance School

Published May 10, 2021

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will soon be landing its newest campus in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood, according to a banner announcing the move and building permits pointing to the school's build-out at 3711 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

 
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The institute, which operates the largest network of aviation maintenance schools across the U.S., looks to make some modifications to the brand new commercial warehouse developed and built last summer by Logistics Property Co. in the historic East District of Chicago's Central Manufacturing District.

 
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Multiple recent building permits issued by the City of Chicago point toward the addition of a large hangar door on the side of the building, and a movable partition to divide the massive space. The banner on the side of the building promotes the arrival of AIM this summer.

Original Street Wall Mural

According to its website, the institute "helps adult students gain the skills and attitudes necessary for a meaningful entry-level career position." It lists curriculum options ranging from helicopter maintenance to dispatching aircraft, and provides a chronology showing regular nationwide expansion from its first campus in 1994 in Norfolk, Virginia.

As previously reported here in the McKinley Park News, the new building replaces a historic warehouse that burned down several years ago. Its street wall features a large original mural by Midwestern artist Ellen Rutt.


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