“We make things happen” is the slogan of the men and woman at 2 Air Servicing Unit (ASU) Detached, based at Air Force Base Ysterplaat near Cape Town. Our slogan is achieved daily as we, through our range of highly-skilled abilities, excel in performing our core function of maintaining and repairing aircraft, and their related support systems. Our commitment to support operations is a dependable reality in the South African Air Force logistical and technical environment.
The management process at 2 ASU is based on teamwork, leadership and a structured approach. It is also recognised that efficient communication is essential for optimum functioning of the Unit. So, colleagues at lower functional levels are actively involved in the decision making process through various operational support meetings and committees, such as Finance, Sport, Social and Welfare. Lieutenant Colonel Daniël Sutherland, the Officer in Charge of the Unit, ensures that all meetings and forums are focused and yield positive contributions to the 2 ASU value chain. Efficient communication is further ensured as all members have access to a computerised information system which provides “finger on the pulse” real-time information on all aspects of the Unit, including anything from budget expenditure to personnel birthdays.