The Aviation Information Management System (AIMS) is a computerized record-keeping system used by the UND Aerospace program. The unique information management requirements of the UND flight training program necessitated the development of this specialized software by UND Aerospace Computer Services staff in coordination with other departments. It's development is ongoing and changes are made as necessary. AIMS provides a mechanism for students, instructors, and staff to access and share information relating to the pilot training program. Some examples of things that the AIMS software helps manage are:
- student flight records and schedules
- instructor certifications and schedules
- aircraft maintenance histories and schedules
AIMS complies with FAA regulations and directives.
You may install AIMS on your PC or Mac. When installing, you will be prompted to enter an installation password. You may obtain the password from your advisor or the Aerospace Help Desk. If you are currently registered in a UND Aviation class and do not already have an AIMS account, you may create one or call the Aerospace Help Desk. A web version of AIMS is also available.
Launch Error - Checking for Updates
When you launch AIMS, it connects to the AIMS server to check for updates. Usually this doesn't interfere with the use of AIMS, but it's best if you can get the updates. If you get this error, it indicates that your computer is having trouble connecting to the server.
Try turning off your computer, wait 15 seconds, and turn it back on. This often solves the problem. One of the common causes for this problem is a personal firewall. Try disabling it and see if AIMS works properly. If you're not using a firewall it's possible that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has placed some type of restriction on their network that prevents AIMS from communicating with the server. Another possibility is that your ISP's servers don't know how to find the AIMS server. If what we've suggested so far doesn't work, we suggest you contact your ISP.