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Photo Gallery: Paris Air Show 2011 (Day One)

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The Paris Air Show is in full swing this week, and AVweb is monitoring the show for news and announcements. Plus, we're taking in the sights at Le Bourget, as you'll see from this gallery of photos snapped during the opening hours of the show.

Airbus's protoype A400M heavy transport is on the ramp at Le Bourget.

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U.S. Air Force personnel chat beside the Germany-based F-15 brought in for static display.

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The Ben and Jerry's booth got a prime location by the Ariane rocket.

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The Breitling Jet Team flies seven L-39s.

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The U.S. C-5 is wide open for show patrons.

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Chinese military officials were fascinated by the boots worn by American aviators.

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A tour of the front office of a C-17.

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A Stearman used by the Breitling Wingwalk team.

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The Paris show attracts military, commercial and space suppliers.

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A young boy gets his photo taken with soldiers.

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The new Boeing 747-8i, ready for inspection.

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The Beriev 2004C jet seaplane is the world's fastest amphib.

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Flight attendants enjoy the show.

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Breitling's Super Constellation reminds showgoers of aviation's golden age.

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