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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, West Gates, Terminal 1.5 and Terminal 5 of LAX.



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


Mission Statement

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

  • Safety

  • Security

  • Service

  • Operations

  • Financial Control

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