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Our Story

EA Maven has been founded by two friends, Darrell and Jarek who have been working together since 2013 on a wide range of transaction advisory projects. Back then they started their initial analysis of Distributed Aviation
with reference to electric aviation and the story began...

Meet The Team


Darrell Swanson

Partner | Co-Founder

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Darrell Swanson is a specialist on electric aviation and how it will lead to a future of distributed aviation. His knowledge encompasses electric aircraft infrastructure requirements and demand modelling for emerging electric Low Cost Carriers (eLCCs). 

He is an advisor to NASA’s Transformative Vertical Flight groups 2 & 3, the Advanced Air Mobility panel at ADS, the Community Air Mobility Initiative and a board member of the British Aviation Group the largest trade body in the UK representing over 200-member companies. 


Darrell has 20+ years’ experience as an aviation consultant on airport masterplanning projects thru to airport acquisition advisory services. 


  • Electric aviation thought leader with reference to the evolution of Distributed Aviation as enabled by electric propulsion systems.

  • Development of country wide demand modelling for electric aircraft operators

  • NASA TVF Working Group Leader/Advisor

  • Board member of the British Aviation Group

  • Advisor to NASA, CAMI, ADS AAM, VFS, Flight Crowd and Civata Global on Electric Aviation

  • 25 years’ experience in airport masterplanning, design, acquisition due diligence.

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Jarek Zych

Partner | Co-Founder

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Jarek Zych has spent the last 16 years working for and providing services to leading aviation companies including airlines, airports, leasing companies, aviation consulting firms and suppliers.


He specializes in demand modelling for advanced air mobility, air service development and traffic forecasting for airports, and network, fleet and schedule planning / strategy for airlines. He has in-depth knowledge of aviation market data, including QSI modelling, short and long term traffic and revenue forecasting, MIDT/BSP/ARC/US DoT data, schedules and fleet. 


Jarek Zych is also the Founder of AVEO Advisory where he acts as an Independent Advisor. Prior to EA Maven, he held a number of mid-senior positions at leading aviation firms:


Cirium - Sales Engineer EMEA

Advising world's leading airlines and airports on their business by providing traffic, schedule and real-time aircraft operations data solutions.


Avia Solutions (GE Capital Aviation Services) - Managing Consultant
6+ years managing a variety of projects on behalf of airports, airlines, governments and aviation investors worldwide. Involved in market strategy analysis, air service development, traffic forecasting and network planning for numerous airports and airlines in the US, Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and Europe.


Warsaw Chopin Airport - Network Development 

6+ years responsible for all air service and network development activities including airline liaison. 



  • BSc in Civil Engineering

  • MSc in International Management from University of Warsaw

  • Postgraduate degree in Air Transport Sector Management and Finance from Warsaw School of Economics Warsaw University of Technology

  • Air Transport Marketing courses at University of Westminster

  • Management and Leadership courses in New York and Amsterdam and Airport Council International courses in Bologna

Company Name: Electric Aviation Maven Ltd (EA Maven)
Company Registration Number: 14773111
Place of Registration: England
VAT Number: GB 439 5131 89

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