This TTSC team is sometimes mistakenly referred to as ``The Boeing team'' because its ``platform'' will be the Boeing 767.
In addition to those directly involved TTSC also has ``strategic partners''.
And for British Airways the chances of being able to afford to buy the new cost-efficient 7E7 will be immensely enhanced if its existing 767s fleet goes to the TTSC team.
Derby-based Rolls-Royce, already named as a preferred supplier to TTSC, would benefit from work worth hundreds of millions of pounds, he said.
If TTSC wins the contract, we are committed to investment in the UK,' said Mr Archer-Jones.
If TTSC is selected, then British suppliers gain access to further export opportunities worth up to pounds 2.
TTSC managing director Keith Archer-Jones is among the speakers at a presentation organised by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance aimed at alerting companies to opportunities available to them within the defence industry and if they become part of the TTSC supply chain.
TTSC is fighting it out for the 27-year-long contract with a rival European consortium formed by Airbus and EADS.
Boeing, BAE Systems and two other partners formed TTSC
to bid on the tanker deal, which is due to be awarded this year.