Ground Equipment Inspection Program

The LAX Ground Equipment Inspection Program (GEIP) is designed to promote the safety of the airfield thru the inspections of Ground Service Equipment (GSE), GSE failure/breakaway investigations and the sharing of pertinent information. The inspections focus on equipment operability, defects, hazards, flammable sources, maintenance and safety. The GEIP team is also responsible for removing from the airfield/impounding equipment that is left unattended, unsecured, poses a hazard to the AOA and/or hinders airport operations.

GEIP is a supplemental awareness and enforcement program, it does not relieve a company from their responsibility to inspect, maintain, store or operate equipment. All GSE on the airport subject to inspection and/or impound by Airport Operations and/or Airport Police.


Red Tag

If a defective/unsafe equipment is identified by LAWA, a “DO NOT OPERATE” tag (also known as a “Red Tag”) will be placed on the equipment. This tag will list the equipment type, equipment ID, location and the defects/unsafe conditions observed. If appropriate, an attempt to notify the equipment owner/operator may also be made. All Red Tagged equipment must immediately be taken to an approved maintenance area. Once the listed repairs are completed, the equipment may be left at the re-inspection area on Tuesdays/Thursday between 10am-11am and may be retrieved between 1pm-2pm. You may also contact the ARCC at (424) 646-5292 x0 to schedule an inspection, operation permitting.


Ground Equipment Inspection Times


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
GSE Re-Inspections
11:00 - 13:00
GSE Re-Inspections
11:00 - 13:00



Per LAX Rules and Regulations section 11.10, all vehicles or equipment that is left unattended, unsecured, poses a hazard to the AOA and/or hinders airport operations is subject to impound. When an impound occurs on the airfield, a notification attempt will made to the equipment owner/operator. A “Notice of Impound” letter will then be sent via email to the company providing official notice of the impound. Impound fees may be paid via ACH, cash or check. Payment via cash/check may be made by visiting the Duty Manager at the ARCC (4th Floor), 7333 World Way West, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Once the payment is received, arrangements for equipment retrieval may be made by contacting the ARCC at (424) 646-5292 x0. For impounds that occur outside of the airfield, please visit Airport Police

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