Court: FAA, National Park Service failed to comply with air tour law

Tribune-Herald file photo Bob Ernst of Hawaii Island Coalition Malama Pono, center, and other members of HICoP sign wave against tour helicopter noise in 2017 at the entrance road of Hilo International Airport.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., on Friday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service to produce a schedule for bringing 23 national parks, including those in Hawaii, into compliance with the Air Tour Management Act of 2000.