The British Ministry of Defense has signed a £97 million ($153.4 million), seven-year contract with Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge to provide support for the RAF's fleet of TriStar aircraft. The company will provide maintenance and engineering and support to the RAF's main passenger fleet through 2015. The RAF TriStars air lift troops flying from the UK to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The contract will improve supply chain and technical support arrangements for the TriStars at RAF Brize Norton, the aircraft's main operating base. The British Ministry of Defense says the contract is expected to deliver around £10m ($15.8 million) in savings to the military over the life of the contract.
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