Laminar Research is owned by Austin Meyer. We are a few driven, talented people that have made the accuracy and power of the X-Plane flight simulator essentially our life's work. We are committed to bringing the most realistic flight dynamics, the most immersive environments, and the most true-to-life aircraft models to the home flight simulator.
Using this high-quality flight simulation gives home users the ability to maintain their proficiency, resulting in safer pilots, and it gives commercial ventures the ability to thoroughly test their designs, and prepare their pilots, before building any real-world aircraft.
Source: The Developer Website.