Air tour noise bill shelved despite support from Case, others

  • A Paradise Helicopter employee helps load people into the helicopter before it takes off from the Hilo International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • A Paradise Helicopter employee walks around the helicopter before it takes off from the Hilo International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • A Paradise Helicopter employee talks with a pilot after helping to load people into the helicopter at the Hilo International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

A bill that aims to address tour helicopter noise and safety was deferred Thursday by the state Senate Transportation Committee.