Laminar Research

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Laminar Research
Industry Video games
Founder Austin Meyer
Headquarters Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Products X-Plane
Website Laminar Research

Laminar Research is a small software company based in Columbia, South Carolina, and is dedicated to providing software that accurately reflects the laws of physics. Laminar's flagship product is the flight simulator X-Plane.[1] X-Plane works with Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. They also have mobile versions for iPhone, iPad and Android.

In 2004, Laminar Research released the software Space Combat.

In October 2012, Laminar Research announced that they were being sued by Uniloc over an alleged patent infringement.[2][3]

As of May 2017, X-Plane 11 has been released, a major iteration in their flight simulator. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration certifiable professional version. [4]


  1. ^ Jeff Wise (July 2003). "Austin & Goliath: One unorthodox programmer takes on Microsoft's Flight Simulator". Aviation & Space. Archived from the original on 2006-03-13. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  2. ^ Senior, Tom (September 17, 2012). "X-Plane devs sued by Uniloc for patent infringement". pcgamer. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Patents" (video). Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. HBO. 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
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