EXCLUSIVE: CSeries training facility CIASTA revealed

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Bombardier's CSeries training facility that it will start erecting this fall in Mirabel, Montreal, is to be called CIASTA, which stands for 'complete integrated aircraft system test area'.

As this exclusively-obtained slide indicates, CIASTA will house the first complete test vehicle "enabling earlier product maturity".

The Canadian airframer intends to break ground on the new facility "before the frost" around the November timeframe.

CIASTA will be in place one year ahead of flight testing of the geared turbofan-powered aircraft. The 110/130-seat CSeries has a service entry of 2013.

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