News Published on June 23, 2021
Tenant Spotlight: Yulista
In 2002, Yulista began operations in Huntsville with a single contract and a handful of employees. In less than twenty years, they are now a collection of global companies supporting both domestic and international customers and executing numerous high-profile and critical programs for the Department of Defense. The Yulista group is part of Calista Corporation, an Alaskan Native Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
Since early 2002, when the Army awarded a Yulista subsidiary-led joint-venture, the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), the Army had been the largest customer for Yulista. Starting with just one employee in Huntsville, Alabama, the PIF contract paved the way for Yulista to move its headquarters from Alaska to Alabama and grow into a multi-state and multi-national corporation. While the Army continues to be its largest customer, Yulista now serves customers across the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Their quality solutions coupled with extensive experience makes them leaders in aviation, ground, logistics, training, base operations, and maintenance support. They have Field Engineering Teams that can deploy globally when and where they are needed to perform modification, maintenance, training, and in support of international and domestic customers. To date, Yulista has served nearly 30 countries.
Yulista currently manages over 1900 employees in 12 subsidiaries and has an industry team of hundreds of subcontractors and thousands of material vendors. To date, Yulista has collectively managed the execution of over 5,000 individual task orders resulting in approximately 500 improved aviation and ground systems. On any given day, Yulista manages over 230 ongoing programs and projects throughout the world, with dedicated managers and key technical staff supporting critical missions.
Yulista is proud that Army aviation is a large portion of their business and the main reason it put their headquarters in Huntsville, AL. Yulista provides life cycle support for the Army’s aviation programs. That includes highly visible programs such as the UH-60V program, which will modernize older UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters with state-of-the-art digital cockpits. Yulista recently opened 3 new buildings at the Redstone Gateway campus with over 350,000 SQ Ft of office, R&D, manufacturing, and warehouse space just minutes away from Redstone Arsenal. They also have the Aviation Center of Excellence at the Huntsville Executive Airport in Meridianville, AL. which houses over 200,000 SQ Ft of aircraft hangar space.
As an ANC, Yulista has a distinct and unique opportunity to serve both mission-focused service men and women as well as give back to Alaska Native Shareholders. These are the primary drivers to its commitment to being a small business-minded, flexible, and rapidly responding organization meeting the needs of its customers across the globe. The teams of individuals across Yulista work tirelessly to meet critical mission needs and continue to deliver crucial services for mission readiness around the world.