Today the German Aviation Authorities (Luftfahrtbundesamt, LBA) announced the withdrawal of the Type Certificate (TC) for the VFW 614 by the Lufttüchtigkeitsanweisung Nr. D-2004-487. Due to that the Type Sheet Nr. 2509 is withdrawed as well.
Airbus Deutschland GmbH as successor of VFW-Fokker GmbH finished their role of development and maintenance of ht Type VFW 614. The product support for the last VFW 614 G14, G18, G19 has endet. There was a small team of engineers based at Bremen which has now been dissolved.
The withdrawal of VFW 614's TC was already strived for by EADS for some time. For a short while the LBA was holder of the TC. After some formalism the DLR held the TC for the last G17-ATTAS.
The last remaining airworthy VFW 614-G17 of DLR at Braunschweig now has an individual certificate so the flight operations at Braunschweig can go on.