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Active Members

Active Membership is open to any bona fide airline, railroad or inflight or rail caterer. For purposes of these bylaws, an inflight or rail caterer is any company (i.e. a person, firm, partnership, corporation or department or division of a corporation) actively engaged in the conduct of an inflight or rail catering operation or operations on a full-time, regularly scheduled basis. Active Memberships shall be in the name of, and on, a company basis (e.g., a specific airline, under its corporate name, may become an Active Member), and may not be transferred or assigned.

Supplier Member
Supplier Membership is open to any bona fide vendor. For purposes of these bylaws, a vendor is any company (i.e., person, firm, consultant, partnership, corporation or department or division of a corporation) actively engaged in providing food or other products or services to entities in the transportation industry, including but not limited to airport or railway foodservice facilities, airlines, railways, and/or inflight or railway caterers. Supplier Memberships shall be in the name of, and on, a company basis, and may not be transferred or assigned.

Note: If you are interested in membership in IFSA and do not believe your company falls into one of the categories above please contact headquaters to discuss the possibility that you fall into one of the categories below. 

Individual Membership
Individual Membership is only available to individuals (not companies) who wish to maintain a close relationship with the inflight or railway foodservice industry. Those eligible may include educators, persons not presently employed by a company in any other IFSA membership classification and including those now retired from the industry. This membership category has no voting rights.  

Associate Membership
Associate Membership is available to governmental or private, not-for-profit associations or agencies directly or indirectly involved in aviation, railway, inflight or railway foodservice, airport management, rail station management, public health, sanitation and safety. The IFSA Board of Directors must approve such associations or agencies for Associate Membership. This membership category has no voting rights.

Honorary Members
Any person who deserves special recognition for his or her outstanding contribution to aviation, Association service, government, public service or inflight catering, may be elected an Honorary Member upon being proposed for such membership by at least ten (10) Active and/or Supplier Members, and upon receiving a majority vote of the Board of Directors. This membership category has no voting rights. Honorary membership policy.

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