Construction of the Los Angeles World Airports new cross Taxiway C-13 required the relocation of American Airlines Ground Service Equipment facility and American Airlines Cargo facility to the former 1967 United Airlines Cargo facility.
In 2004 United Airlines Cargo moved to a new facility, leaving the building vacant and in poor repair with numerous code violations and hazardous materials. The completed design provides American Airlines a 65,000 sq. ft. 16 ft. high cargo warehouse with twenty landside cargo docks and a ten bay Ground Service Equipment Maintenance facility. The vacant building was inspected by the Rivers & Christian design team and was found to require upgrades or repairs to the Mechanical, Fire Life Safety and Communications Systems, as well ADA upgrades to the restrooms, building entrances, stairs, parking and path of travel.
American Airlines is the second largest freight carrier in Los Angeles and maintains all of their own ground equipment.