Yulista Aviation, Inc. (YAI) was created in 2007 to provide all types of aviation maintenance and modification work. YAI is an SBA 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation regionally headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.
YAI is certified as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Repair Station, meeting Combined Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 145 requirements for qualification of repair parts, authorized tools and equipment, calibration standards and procedures, training requirements, and FAA maintenance records. YAI employs FAA licensed mechanics and electricians. YAI is an approved Garmin™ service center.
YAI achieved ISO 9001/AS9100 & AS9110 certification, assuring our customers the highest possible quality with built-in procedures to ensure accountability and continuous proactive improvement to both processes and products. In 2013, YAI successfully certified all sites and locations to ISO and AS 9100 and 9110 standards.
YAI is certified in DCMA 8210.1 (AR 95-20) Compliant, Government Approved Ground/Flight Operations. The YAI quality control program was developed in compliance with ISO9001, AS9110, and AS9100-2008 to maintain all operations under control, prevent non-conformance, focus on customer satisfaction, pursue continual improvement and instill confidence in our team.
YAI was founded under the Calista Corporation in 2007. In 2012, YAI was transferred to Yulista Holding, LLC under Calista. Calista was founded in 1972 and represents over 25,500 Yup'ik, Cup'ik and Athabascan Alaska Native People. The Calista Region encompasses 58,000 square miles (nearly 10 percent of total Alaskan land area) and is the second largest Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Region in land size. Approximately 75 percent of the land within the region is owned by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Most of the remaining lands are owned by federal and state governments, with a very small amount privately owned.