CIASTACooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications
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Some parts, including the engine accessory gearbox and flight deck controls, have already arrived at CIASTA, located at Bombardier's Mirabel facility.
According to David Tidd, vice president of the Integrated Product Development Team at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, the CIASTA will integrate flight control systems, avionics, hydraulics, electrical and environmental control systems prior to the CSeries aircraft's first flight.
As this exclusively-obtained slide indicates, CIASTA will house the first complete test vehicle "enabling earlier product maturity".