LE BOURGET, France — The Paris Air Show opens Monday under a morose, uneasy cloud.
Already reeling from the global recession, the aviation industry gathering in the city where Air France Flight 447 should have landed only two weeks ago has been shaken by the still unexplained crash.
Pilots of the doomed Airbus A330 en route from Brazil to Paris did not even have time to make a mayday call before their plane plunged into the sea, killing all 228 people aboard.
“The aviation community is still under some shock with the severity of this accident,” said Airbus CEO Tom Enders on Saturday.
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