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Systems for Bombardier's CSeries airliner are arriving in Montreal for testing in what the company calls the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area, abbreviated to the slightly more elegant CIASTA. It's a collection of simulators, laboratories and test rigs that together will constitute a virtual aircraft, "the aircraft with serial number zero", the manufacturer says.Video: BombardierLocated next to Bombardier's CRJ assembly line in Mirabel, the CIASTA will be used to integrate flight controls, avionics, hydraulics, electrical and environmental control systems before the CSeries' first flight in 2012, and to support flight test. Installation of systems rigs is on schedule, and the engine accessory gearbox and flight-deck controls have already arrived, Bombardier says.
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