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The Tom Bradley International Terminal Equipment Company, Inc. (TBITEC) is a California Not-For-Profit Company formed by Member Airlines of the Los Angeles International Airport.
TBITEC was established for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining select airline equipment and systems, and for providing other operations, maintenance, and support services to the airlines at the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5 of LAX.
It is TBITEC's mission to provide "world-class" service to the many airlines and stakeholders of LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5.
We are committed to offering our stakeholders the best possible service at the most economical price. If you believe you can contribute to the success of TBITEC's managed terminals, we invite you to look over our Solicitation Page.
TBITEC is responsible for the following Equipment and Service Contracts of the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5 of the Los Angeles International Airport.
Baggage Handling Systems
TBITEC is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Outbound and Inbound Baggage Handling Systems of the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5.
Passenger Boarding Bridges
TBITEC is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all Passenger Boarding Bridges of the Tom Bradley Interational Terminal, Terminal 5, and the Remote Gates of LAX. The Passenger Boarding Bridges consist of 3 different manufacturers and include some of the most advanced category VI gates available.
Pre-Conditioned Air Systems (PCA)
TBITEC is responsible for the maintenance services of the Pre-Conditioned Air Systems (PCA) at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Terminal 5, and the Remote Gates.
400 Hz Ground Power Systems (GPU)
TBITEC is responsible for the maintenance services of the 400hz Ground Power Systems (GPU) at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Terminal 5, and the Remote Gates.
Potable Water Cabinets (PWC)
TBITEC is responsible for the maintenance services of the Potable Water Cabinets (PWC) at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Terminal 5, and the Remote Gates.
Rapid Recharge Stations (RRS)
TBITEC is responsible for the maintenance services of the Rapid Recharge Stations (RRS) at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. RRS allows for the use of electric GSE equipment.
TBITEC provides Janitorial and Custodial services to select areas of the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5.
Common Use Contract Oversight
TBITEC provides management oversight of several airline common use contracts at the Tom Bradley Terminal and Terminal 5. Services include: Wheelchair Services, Baggage Porter Services, Skycap Services, Pre-Checkpoint Document Verification Services, Security Services, Default Pier and Baggage Tub Management Services.
Scale Calibration and Maintenance Services
TBITEC provides scale calibration and maintenance services to the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 5.
Gate Scheduling Services
TBITEC provides gate scheduling services at Terminal 5.
Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosk Support Services
TBITEC supplies professional and knowledgable support services for the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to support international arriving passengers at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Visual Docking Guidence System (VDGS)
TBITEC is responsible for the maintenance services of the Visual Docking Guidence System at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
TBITEC was originally formed in 1982, as LAXTEC, a nonprofit corporation by twenty major international airlines who would occupy the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. TBITEC's original mission was to design, finance, install, operate and maintain all passenger and aircraft support equipment at the TBIT.
On October 1, 1996, TBITEC significantly expanded the scope of it's mission by assuming the responsibilities of the Foreign Airline Operators Committee.
On October 1, 2011, LAXTEC was transitioned to TBITEC due to changing LAWA requirements. TBITEC maintains certain infrastructure equipment at the Tom Bradley International Terminal Building (TBIT) for the airline tenants. TBITEC may, at the request of the airlines, and upon approval by the shareholders, procure and maintain assets as a cost-effective alternative for the tenants/users of TBIT. TBITEC and its Member Committee delegate the responsibility for the day-to-day operational issues related the TBIT facility and the use of TBITEC assets to the TBITEC Airline Operations Committee.
On July 1, 2013, TBITEC expanded to encompass Terminal 2 of LAX. With a very similiar arrangement to equipment and services, TBITEC began to represent 12 additional International and Domestic Airlines.
By 2014, TBITEC had provided equipment support for nearly 900,000 flights and 180 million passengers over the past two decades.
On August 1, 2015, TBITEC welcomed the 5 domestic Airlines of Terminal 3 into the membership and assumed responsibility of the Terminal 3 BHS, PBB, GSE Equipment, and select janitorial and terminal operations. The total combined annual passengers for 2015 were estimated to top 14 million.
On May 17, 2017, as part of the largest Airline relocation in LAX history, TBITEC relocated Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 operations to Terminal 5.
TBITEC will continue to play an active and coordinated role in managing the anticipated growth of international travel at LAX, in concert with all the stakeholders in the aviation community.
To represent the TBITEC member airlines in a unified, cooperative and effective manner with other airport/aviation related organizations for the purpose of promoting and improving the effectiveness, efficiency and success of aviation in the Los Angeles community.
To maximize the safety, security, service, operations and cost performance of the TBITEC member airlines by:
Advancing and protecting the carriers' interests in areas of common involvement.
Developing and implementing cost sharing programs for the operation of shared terminal facilities.
Developing new investment and expenditure recommendations for the acquisition of support equipment.
And to coordinate the flow of information concerning plans and activities of airport and governmental agencies
To be the recognized leader in advancing international aviation at Los Angeles International Airport. To work toward the best interests of the airline members and the aviation community as a whole in the key areas of