Ige’s about-face on air tour bill creates challenges for industry

In this 2021 photo, a passenger walks toward a Paradise helicopter before it takes off from Hilo International Airport. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

A tour helicopter official said he’s “perplexed” Gov. Ige signed Senate Bill 3272 into law after announcing he intended to veto the measure, which requires air tour companies to report various details about each flight.