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Management Services, falls under the corporate umbrella of the Calista Corporation. Calista was founded in 1972 in Alaska by the Yup’ik Tribe, and has now grown to include some thirteen varied companies spread around the country. Yulista Management Services (YMS) provides administrative and programmatic support, while Yulista Aviation, Inc. Services (YAIYAS) was chartered to support aviation integration and maintenance contracts. Yulista Aviation, Inc. Services opened their


first hangar in Meridianville in 2005, supporting The first facility was designated the Prototype Integration Facility, or PIF, on Redstone Arsenal. It was not long before most all of YMS’s avia- tion and support work was migrated to the Meridianville site. Today the facility has grown to four large hangars, a central receiving facility, and an office complex which houses the design, engineering, and support staff.


PROTOTYPE INTEGRATION FACILITY


Integration Facility, (PIF) was developed to meet the needs of our forces in combat.


in one place, in an effort to


Sounds military, because it is. A Prototype The con-


cept focuses on gathering and organizing all the subject matter experts, engineering and manufac- turing resources,


solve problems quickly and correctly. The PIF concept is a marked departure from the old way of doing business. Not very long ago it would take years,


sometimes many years, to go from


“we’ve got a need” to “here is your solution.” The PIF brings all necessary functions under one roof.


Prototype development, engineering, fabri-


cation and manufacturing, System Integration, Project Management, Logistics and System train- ing are all conducted at the PIF. This not only drastically reduces the timeline; it enhances qual- ity and standards in ways only dreamt about before.


BEING CAPABLE It takes a tremendous amount of talent and


capability to go from idea to finished product. Not only must you assemble an incredible vari- ety of skills and disciplines, you have to organ- ize all this into a workable team. Not an easy task by any measure, but one Yulista has excelled at.


Let’s review a few of their accomplishments;


• Achieved ISO 9001, AS 9100 and AS 9110 •


Received their Federal Aviation Administration Part Certification


145 Repair Station


• Completed over 3000 projects to date, representing over $1.7 Billion dollars


• Over 143 projects currently in various phases of development


• Developed “direct to field” project opera- tions


In Six Years!


TAKING IT TO THE FIELD Once all the work at the PIF and MDQ 23


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