Airware celebrates first year


Aviation catering packaging specialist Airware celebrates first year of operations.

Amanda KraftAviation catering packaging specialist Airware celebrates first year of operations.

Airware celebrates its first year of business since it launched operations in December 2011.  The Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered company provides high quality aviation packaging for on board food provision and serves the business aviation and commercial airline charter sectors.

Founded by experienced business aviation catering professionals Amanda Kraft, CEO and Eric Posey, MD, Airware was established to meet the needs of small inflight caterers that require attractive catering products for their clientele that work well in the niche general aviation market.

“It saves space in their own facility, enables them to present their catering exactly as they want and keeps their customers happy,” Amanda Kraft said.  “Private aviation passengers are discerning. They require food to be served in attractive, quality, contemporary packaging that is eco-friendly, sustainable, and increasingly, in smaller portion sizes. The traditional trays and boxes that have been used for years are tired and overdone. Our clients want something fresh that fits the confines of the aircraft galley. We spotted a need in the market, and haven’t looked back.”

The company’s complete product line of 750 items includes everything from fine china and crystal to environmentally friendly disposables and Kraft continues to seek out new items for the growing portfolio.

The client portfolio features flight departments, corporate air charter operators and individual customers. Laura Friedrich, head of inflight catering at Rita’s Catering in Boston comments: “It is refreshing to work with a company that is specifically focused on this industry and supplies such a wide variety of products. It has made my life so much easier to work with one vendor instead of multiple, many of whom didn’t understand the nuances of inflight service.”

Photograph: Amanda Kraft