The Remote Boarding Facilities designed by JGM at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) address the need for improved security for visiting heads of state and Air force One, and the need for accommodating passenger overflow at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) with subsequent adaptation to the requirements of new large aircraft.
When the gates at the Tom Bradley International Terminal are full the remote boarding gates permit the efficient transport of passengers on specially designed buses maintaining critical flight schedules and reducing passenger stress.
A total of five structures were constructed, with 4 built to handle 747 aircraft and the fifth to accommodate a 767.
JGM revamped four of these gates to accommodate the New Large Aircraft, the multi-level Airbus A380 which began operation in late 2008. In addition to the extra jet bridges to connect to the second level of the A380, the interiors of all facilities were upgraded to reflect a quite elegant aesthetic.