MoMook: Leading the way to a paperless aviation future

The idea of going paperless in the aviation industry is simple: To have all the necessary maintenance documentation available electronically, with major parts tagged to support the process. The move would ensure all aircraft major parts have back-to-birth records that show compliance with the necessary regulations and quality controls at all times, for example. This would protect the asset value of the part—and indeed of an entire aircraft—effectively
advertising it as ‘one careful owner’ – IATA

Before aviation training management systems like MoMook by BAA training were adopted, studying aviation in a typical flight school involved a lot of stationary use and phone tag. This practice still persists in some parts of the industry though digitalization predominantly overshadows this.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, digitalization was accelerated, pushing the industry towards a more paperless future in warp speed. Experts denote the positive effects of training management systems, saying the impact has put in happier students, lower overhead and fewer error reporting. They also free up time for owners to focus on the core task of teaching people to fly.

The Aircraft Simulation Driving Market is estimated to be $3.7 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $7.7 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2019 to 2027, according to Inönity Business Insights.

According to IATA, the idea of going paperless in the industry is simple: To have all necessary maintenance documentation available electronically, with major parts tagged to support the process. The move would ensure all aircraft major parts have back- to-birth records that show compliance with the necessary regulations and quality controls at all times, for example. This would protect the asset value of the part—and indeed of an entire
aircraft—effectively advertising it as ‘one careful owner’.

Safety would also win. No expiration date would be missed, and any overhaul or repair would be done only by a qualified person/organization. Every single part could be checked, negating the need for the still-extant statistical sampling. Ramunas Bucinskas, MoMook Development Team Leader tells how their software helps to create a synergy between hardware and software to a paperless future.


MOMook is an intelligent business and training management system designed specifically for aviation training centers and airlines. This is a smart software used to organize the entire
training system, manage your resources, your day-to-day issues from one environment and become a paperless organization.

“MOMook is an innovative tool used to organize the entire training process and manage most of the day-to-day issues, such as scheduling, document tracking, reports, etc., from one place. It’s a web-based and easy-to-use software that can be accessed from any device – pc, laptop, smartphone, etc., provided there is an Internet connection. MOMook is customizable – it can be tailored to some precise requirements,”explains Bucinskas.

Features and functions

MOMook’s team consists of aviation pioneers, strategic thinkers and innovators who are passionate about new technologies solutions developed for aviation training centers according to Bucinskas.
MoMook’s main features and functions
1 – Schedules – It is a perfect function for efficiently planning resources, such as aircraft, simulators, and classrooms. It allows for tracking their availability and, this way, raising their utilization rate. The module is easy to use as you can drag and drop a slot, extend it and get the information by double-clicking. You can arrange schedule visibility by week, month, or even have a full view of all your resources timetables. It automatically generates the whole training program, including both theory and practice. In addition, it allows you to export data to pdf files.

2 – Users – It creates user proö les of students, instructors, engineers and other company employees. You can also share documents and other data and set separate access to the system for each user.

3 – Documents – It helps you to avoid human error as it always keeps the user updated about the documents’expiration term by sending software and email notifications. You can create your own document types or attach external öles. The documents are stored in both, document section and user profile, which is handy while
searching for a speciö c record. It also allows you to share documents with a particular group of users and track who has reviewed a document.

4 – Reports – It allows you to get reports on your resources such as general, simulator/aircraft utilization, usage by the client, STD utilization, fueling or önancial report. This way, you can monitor your actual situation and make improvements where needed.

5 – Learning Management System (LMS) – It allows creating and providing all the training and other materials for students and Instructors by uploading various types of öles or simply writing notes straight on the platform. You can easily organize training programs choosing day by day or unit by unit.

6 – Group module – It enables you to combine several students into one group by training type and assign them a classroom or an aircraft. In addition, it allows generating classroom schedules automatically.

7 – Test module – It allows you to generate a paper test with questions from the question bank and an answer sheet for the instructors. In addition, you can create an online exam with access to an administrative tracking of student actions during an online exam.

It allows generating unique tests automatically with shuffled questions and answers, which minimizes the risk of cheating. In addition, every test is generated with an answer sheet and a correct answer sheet for the instructors.

8 – Student progress – It makes tracking of student training performance, such as grades and class attendance, possible. It is similar to a regular class journal. There is a possibility to leave a comment or print out the performance after a class or training session. Reports are generated automatically after the user fills in
the information.

9 – Availability – It helps to organize the availability of your aircraft slots, training devices, classrooms and instructors in seconds, book preferred time of available øight training devices, classrooms and instructors, drag and drop to make changes.

10- Maintenance and operations (MRO) – It provides information about a simulator. After each simulator session,
instructors fill in the information, and technical logs are generated automatically. In a defect module, engineers can detect, change, and follow every simulator’s defect status. They can also print out the defect information, repair schedule, export it to pdf, assign defect repair work to one of the colleagues or add a spare part to
that defect. Information about previous defects is kept in a database. Daily, weekly, monthly maintenance tasks are
generated automatically.

11 – Warehouse – It allows you to keep all your simulator parts in one database and manage them by adding, editing, deleting and commenting on each part.

Optimization of aviation training processes

MOMook software helps optimize aviation training processes and reorganize daily workøow. With the help of MOMook, the following parties save time and manage everyday tasks more
• Flight instructors do not have to collect signatures on the tech logs as they are sent via email, etc.;
• Engineers can access all documents via the Terminal without having to keep track of hundreds of documents manually;
• The Quality department gets automatically gathered data without the need to collect it manually;
• Students have a centralized training system which is convenient to use and navigate.

“We realized how much time manual and repetitive tasks aviation training centers handle and how prone to human error these tasks are. Consequently, we decided to help them implement a tool explicitly designed to manage thousands of students and maintain the whole training infrastructure. MOMook makes the entire training process and resource maintenance as simple as possible, giving training centers the freedom to focus on the quality of training without worrying about the processes.

MOMook is entirely sufficient to be used by a training center as a standalone application for keeping track of all the processes within an ATO”.

Go Paperless

MOMook is a road to a paperless future because it minimizes the paper resources used by training organizations. Instead, it gives them an all-in-one environment where they can efficiently navigate. The team is constantly upgrading the tool along the way so it gets more advanced and sustainable. “All user documents can be kept within a user proöle. Student grading and student journals, online examination, training materials are all available in MOMook. Simulator tech logs and a history of defects and planning are also done via MOMook, which allows us to go paperless.

“It is not an easily accomplishable task because of the regulatory base. Regulators require some paper documents, and paper is the preferred means for some other players in the industry. However, IATA is calling to actively move towards paperless operation while assuring aviation safety, security and environmental sustainability”.

Work style shift The modern working environment is changing very fast. The world is shifting from the traditional working style to a more sophisticated one involving many innovative solutions to enhance businesses and improve their results. These days even the smallest companies in the aviation field are interested in costefficient, high-quality, scalable and customized solutions that could function speedily and provide quick results. So the journey
has already begun with many companies applying software solutions that boost efficiency and reduce waste. However, still much more can be done. “A paperless future in aviation training means cost savings, work efficiency and a positive environmental impact. Any reduction of paper consumption has a positive ecological impact, lowers costs
and increases convenience for all involved in aviation training – pilots, aviation training organizations, airlines, etc.

“The COVID–19 has heavily affected all aviation businesses, including aviation training. It was an unprecedented challenge as borders were closing, travel demand was declining and precautionary measures were being implemented. However, according to Boeing, the effect Covid-19 had on pilot demand over the next 20 years equals just a 5% reduction. Accordingly, only a 3.9% reduction in required technicians and engineers.

Many aviation training centers, such as BAA Training, continued their expansion plans, adapted to the situation and temporarily transferred pilot training to the online environment, keeping the operation going,”said Bucinskas.