ScanAir – In Ceremony in Death, Roarke was buying out ScanAir as they had not had a good year, or several years. The company needed to be right-sized, which meant several of the cushier positions would be adjusted in salary and responsibility. Some would be eliminated altogether. Roarke had already hand-picked several men and women who were willing to relocate to Rotterdam and whip the skyline back into shape.
Roarke wasn’t paying what the board (of directors) had hoped for. Then again, they had hoped his examination of the company wouldn’t turn up some of the more delicate – and well-hidden – financial difficulties. Roarke congratulated Mr. Vanderlay on his retirement after the documents were signed by all parties. Sky Ways would be absorbing ScanAir.