Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Systems
March 22, 2011 - The first systems for Bombardier's
CSeries airliner program are now being developed and
tested at partners and vendors in
The installation of the systems rigs at the CIASTA is
progressing on schedule, and some parts, including the
engine accessory gearbox and flight deck controls, have
Located at Bombardier's Mirabel facility, 40 km north of
Montr?al, the CIASTA is the high-tech laboratory that
will test the CSeries aircraft's systems ahead of first
flight and will continue to support systems integration
during the flight test program.
by three main pillars - risk mitigation, advanced quality
planning and solid governance - execution of the CSeries
aircraft program is designed to enhance the reliability and
maintainability of the CSeries jetliner.
CIASTA will integrate flight control systems, avionics,
hydraulics, electrical and environmental control systems prior
to the CSeries aircraft's first flight," said David Tidd, Vice
President, Integrated Product Development Team, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. "It is a significant advancement from the
test rigs that Bombardier has used on its previous aircraft
virtual aircraft, which is in fact considered as the aircraft
with serial number zero, will be used to extensively test
systems design in order to mitigate risk and provide the
necessary reliability prior to the first flight," added Mr. Tidd.
sq. m (62,000 sq. ft.) CIASTA complex sits adjacent to
Bombardier's state-of-the-art assembly facility for its CRJ
family of regional jets. The CIASTA is the first in a series of
large facilities planned exclusively for the testing, final
assembly and delivery of CSeries aircraft in Mirabel.
The CIASTA concept involves several key CSeries aircraft partners and suppliers, including CAE, Goodrich Actuation Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Parker Hannifin, Pratt & Whitney and Rockwell Collins. Representatives from these organizations will be co-located in Mirabel to work with Bombardier on system testing and integration processes.
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