Laminar Research – COVID-19 Update

Thomson Meeks

Dear X-Plane Community,

Laminar Research is keenly aware of the current pandemic situation facing our world. We recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone. Our hearts are burdened for everyone who has been affected by this outbreak. We do not foresee any disruption to the X-Plane development process or its delivery systems.

Thanks to the nature of our organization, our productivity is not significantly reduced by COVID-19. Since the inception of the X-Plane franchise, our team has worked 100% remotely. As a result of this, each aspect of our infrastructure is designed to thrive while in this setting. In the next few days, we will be sharing some tips on functioning as a remote organization on our channels.

Moving forward, the only interruption that we foresee is the postponement of industry events such as AERO Friedrichshafen (cancelled). We will send updates on subsequent events on our social media.

Here’s a quick rundown of company tasks that are operating without interruption.

– Vulkan API Implementation – March 19th status update available here

– Sales and User support

– Art creation (Aircraft, Landmarks, Library Objects)

– Feature development

– Gateway Scenery curation

– Product Delivery – Download servers for X-Plane and shipping

Health and safety,
Team X-Plane 


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