12 December 2014
At this moment, Michel Peters is the general director of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). In this position, he leads thé central knowledge institute of the Netherlands in the field of aerospace engineering. Before this, Peters, has had various managerial functions, both at the NLR and Martinair (currently part of KLM). During his time at Martinair, he was the head of the department Aircraft Maintenance. In this department he was responsible for the aircraft at both Martinair and KLM Cityhopper. At the NLR, Peters has been amongst others the division manager of Aerospace Systems and Application (AS) and division manager Air Transport (AT), before he became the head of the board on the 1st of January, 2010. Peters is chairman of the Society of European Knowledge Institutes (EREA) and member of the board of commissioners at AT-One. AT-One is a research alliance in the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM), in which the NLR and German equivalent DLR combine their strengths. Besides this, Peters is a member of the advisory council on Aeronautical Research in Europe (ACARE), chairman of the German-Dutch wind tunnels (DNW), member of the class of Aerospace Engineering in the Netherlands (LRN) and board member of the European Transonic Wind Tunnels (ETW). Furthermore, he fulfils various different positions in advisory councils of the government and the industry in the field of space, defense and safety.