In 2002, Yulista started operations in Huntsville, AL USA with a single contract and a handful of employees. Since then, we have become a global company supporting both domestic and international customers in over 30 countries. Yulista currently executes over 400 programs with proven experience supporting aviation, missile, ground, and maritime platforms. Our growth has been forged by our ability to take customer requirements to the field faster than anyone else. The OEM capabilities gained over the last 15 years provide Yulista’s customers with trusted and dependable technical solutions with quality results. We have state-of-the-art Modification Repair and Overhaul facilities and manufacturing capabilities providing integration solutions to meet the needs of our customer.
Yulista is the defense and aerospace division of Calista Corporation, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation as a means of creating economic opportunities for Alaska Native Shareholders in Southwest Alaska. We are committed to performing rapid response aerospace and defense solutions for foreign and domestic customers.
Yulista considers our commitment to quality the key to our growth. Yulista is an FAA Part 145 Certified Repair Station and is also ISO 9001, AS9100, and AS9110 certified, assuring our customers the highest possible quality with built-in procedures to ensure accountability and continuous improvement to both processes and products. Yulista employs FAA licensed mechanics and electricians, and our Ground/Flight Operations are compliant to DCMA 8210.1 (AR 95-20). Our Quality Management System was developed in compliance with these standards to maintain a consistent quality product, prevent non-conformances, focus on customer satisfaction, and pursue continual improvement.
Our core services and support areas are Aviation, Ground, Logistics, Training, and Base Operations and Maintenance support. Yulista companies have several commercial, government, and multiple International customers through Foreign Military and Direct Commercial Sales. Our teams deploy globally when and where they are needed for modification, maintenance, test, training, and in support of contingency operations.
Our teams have modified, equipped, and provided maintenance on over 4200 aircraft since 2012. Each effort performed by our team is important. One example of our work is the installation of the Aircraft Survivability Product Improvement (ASPI) kit onto the Apache helicopter in both the U.S. and foreign countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq. The ASPI kit increases aircraft and crew safety and survivability by a tailored application of insulation, blockers, and a redesigned exhaust system that significantly reduces aircraft susceptibility to heat seeking missiles by redirecting exhaust for dispersal through the blades.
Yulista has performed countless H-60 modifications with improvements that include avionics, communications, and instrumentation upgrades to multiple platform configurations. Our experience with the Blackhawk involved integration of the Army Airborne Command and Control System Mission Kit; redesigning existing deployed systems to improve capability, make it modular, and reduce weight and cost. Recently, Yulista was selected to convert the UH-60L to the UH-60V configuration by incorporating a digital cockpit.
One extensive and technically challenging aviation modification program conducted by Yulista was the Kiowa Warrior OH-58F Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade Program. This effort was a major aircraft modernization project to convert the OH-58D to an OH-58F model extending service life until 2025. This involved the overhaul, recapitalization, RESET, modernization and delivery of components, systems, subsystems and associated software and hardware for this aircraft. Yulista led the design, integration, and testing of 29 total upgrades that included a digital cockpit, digital Hellfire and 2.75-inch rocket interface, nose-mounted FLIR, laser designator and aircraft survivability upgrades, which improved armament and lethality, sustainability, performance, communication/ identification interoperability, advanced sensors, and survivability.
One of our FMS cases, the Iraqi Armed 407 task, involved the rapid modification of a Bell 407 commercial helicopter and fielding a fully functional military platform for the Government of Iraq. Built to meet FAA standards, these commercial aircraft were re-modified to comply with U.S. Army airworthiness requirements and upgraded to include armament systems, aircraft survivability enhancements, an advanced sensor suite, navigation and guidance, communications/ identification, and airframe enhancements.
Yulista’s modification efforts are not limited to rotary wing aircraft. Yulista’s fixed wing capabilities include performing the upgrade of C-26 aircraft to meet Global Air Traffic Management standards and included program management, engineering and aircraft modification tasks. As part of the task to complete modification to the C-26E configuration, Yulista was required to identify and develop any deviations from or changes to STC SA0009MC-D (Pro Line 21 Avionics System).
Yulista provides advance composite repair and training for our customers. Our fabrication and repair teams are focused on supplying the highest quality and reliable products. Our capabilities include resin infusion molding, hand layup, tooling/ master models, composite repair, procedures and training. Yulista is also the only company, other than OEMs, to ever remove HONTEK material from UH-60 Blackhawk blades and return them to service. Yulista has delivered over 2,500 blades within a five day process while maintaining factory specifications.
Yulista has provided manufacturing and aviation integration for the CH-47 Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator (TFPS) Systems. TFPS is a transportable training system capable of simulating ground, takeoff, flight, operational, and landing characteristics of the aircraft under a wide range of realistic environmental conditions providing initial and proficiency training of pilots.
Yulista also has proven expertise in the development and engineering of other training systems such as the Cargo Engineering Analysis Cockpit trainer, Iraqi Bell 206B trainer, UH-60 Cockpit Emergency Procedures trainer, Armed 407 training aids and Sky Eagle Apache Block III Maintenance Training Aircraft subsystems.
Over the past decade, Yulista’s aviation capabilities have grown tremendously, resulting in recognition as an industry leader in the modernization and service life extension of all types of aircraft. The above examples are only representative, and not inclusive, of all ongoing aircraft modification and maintenance programs at Yulista and clearly depict the innovative, high-tech nature of the work we are capable of performing. Yulista has built a strong presence in the small business communities in the United States and we provide the same services to our international customers. Our responsive developers, integrators, project managers, technicians, and analysts perform the same large company services for the price of small businesses while maintaining high quality solutions and deliverables. Since 2002 Yulista has been the preferred partner for mission ready clients.