The biggest and really only down fall of the Starship was that it never lived up to its performance expectations. Fuel burn was never met and Max speed feel far short of initial design specs.....and thus few aircraft where manufactured and sold. With only 50 airframes out on the market, Raytheon was finding it harder and harder to support it as MANY parts where Starship specific. AS
of January 1st 2004, Raytheon was buying back all 50 aircraft with a offer of a 'deal' on any Raytheon / Hawker product. All aircraft where to be SCRAPPED due to any liability reasons.
If any of you have access to Aviation International News
there was a great artical a few months back that clearly spelled out the reasons behind this event.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"