Director, Aircraft Integration Group
Mr. Harbour joined KTS as the Director of the Aircraft Integration Group (AIG) in October of 2019. As Director, he is responsible for the execution and management of aircraft systems integration requirements and the production teams that perform aircraft modification and systems installations. Mr. Harbour leads KTS’s aircraft integration working closely with the appropriate TYCOM, fleet squadrons, Aviation Logistics agencies, Program Offices, Fleet Support Team (FST) and design authorities.
Prior to joining KTS, Mr. Harbour worked closely with KTS dating back to 2014 running aircraft modifications in support of Digital Interoperability efforts amongst his other projects. He has been an efficient leader with a focus on safety and performance in Aircraft Operations organizations such as Adams Communication and Engineering Technology, Boeing, and L3 TCS dating back to 1985. Over that time, Mr. Harbour has managed multi-cultural workforces of up to 800 artisans performing integrations and modifications on multiple platforms to include AH-1W, UH-1N/Y, CH-46, CH-47, CH-53, MH-60, KC-130, KC-135, and V-22. Mr. Harbour has a special passion for the CH-53 platform having severed as a former U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 avionics technician.
Over his 35+ years of experience, Mr. Harbour has created and managed highly responsive teams capable of deploying with minimal notice to support customer requirements, even the most austere environments. The core KTS team consist of artisans who have support Mr. Harbour's efforts since the 1990s. This rapid response includes establishing permanent and temporary sites as required by our customers to include but not limited to 10+ CONUS locations and 9+ OCONUS locations (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Guam, Hawaii, Iraq, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan).
In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Mr. Harbour collaborated with PMA-226 (CH-46), PMA-261 (CH-53) and PMA-276 to develop a rapid deployment plan for integrating critical aircraft survivability systems on platforms spread across ships and multiple locations in country. Mr. Harbour’s teams also created support teams in support of PMA-276 FMS for an international AH-1W modernization program and led his aircraft integration team to perform the prototype CH-53 RESET and electrical system ERFED efforts for PMA-261.
Mr. Harbour received his Bachelor in the Arts in Intelligence Studies from the American Military University, Corporate Governance certification from Tulane Law School, holds a Federal Aviation Administration Airframes and Power plants license, and received a Federal Communications Communication General Radio Operators License.