What aircraft manufacturer have bought back their own products from operators in order to be able to shut down the programme and discontinue after-sales-support ?
When I read about the purchase-back exercise of Beechcraft regarding the Starship, I remembered that VFW did the same with their 614 jet in the late 1970s. They bought the aicraft back and scrapped them just to get rid of the whole programme.
Have their been other examples ? Must be heartbreaking for engineers, designers etc. noto nly to find out that their product is not selling well, but that their very own employer buys the aircraft back to reduce them to scrap metal.