New panel to be charged with finding solutions to helicopter noise

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Passengers disembark from a Blue Hawaiian helicopter at the Hilo International Airport.

STEPHANIE SALMONS/Tribune-Herald Sharon Lee of Ainaloa, right, wears a sign that says “Copter noise makes us sick!” during a public meeting Tuesday to discuss noise from commercial helicopter flights.

A new roundtable committee will seek solutions to noise caused by commercial helicopters.