The European aircraft manufacturer Allianze AG has said it will not be affected by the Eurofighter typhoon strike in its supply chain.
The Airbus Group said the strike, which began on Friday, is expected to take place in the coming days, though it is not yet clear when or how the affected aircraft will be replaced.
“The Eurofighter brand has been one of our pillars of customer loyalty for more than 100 years,” Allianse’s CEO Werner Jahn told a news conference in Berlin.
“This is not about Eurofighter.
This is about Allianzy.”
Allianz also said it was working with a number of suppliers to assess the damage and restore their supply chain, as it does with its other aircraft, such as Eurofighter jets and Typhoon fighters.
“We are working with some of our suppliers and they are doing the same thing as we are,” Jahn said.
“We will try to make sure that the whole supply chain is back to normal as soon as possible.”
Allied Aerospace said it would be doing the “same thing” and it would offer compensation.
“Allied will provide a financial compensation to customers affected by this strike,” said spokesman Robert Hagerty.
The strike has brought renewed criticism of the way European companies are regulated, with some in Germany and other countries accusing the government of failing to take action.
Allianzer, a member of the European Space Agency (ESA), said it had been unable to communicate with customers since the typhoon hit.
Allianze is currently the world’s second-largest aircraft maker behind Boeing Co.
Boeing, which also supplies the Eurofighters, said it is aware of the issue and is working with suppliers to provide customers with full service.
The typhoon struck the western part of the country early on Friday and it was reported to be the most destructive storm to hit the country in more than 20 years.