- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Risk Management Policy
- Date issued
- Office of Primary Responsibility
- AUS-1, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office
- Access restriction
- Order purpose statement
This order establishes the methods by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) manages applicants' requests to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and how the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) performs SRM in accordance with FAA Order 8040.4, Safety Risk Management (SRM) Policy Requirements, for UAS requests for appropriate action to operate (e.g., waivers, exemptions, authorizations). This order defines the scope, roles and responsibilities, triage, goverance, SRM triggers, and includes a template for documenting the steps of SRM. This process supports FAA Order 8040.4 and establishes a baseline with common hazards and mitigations. Use of the methods within this document enables the FAA to address safety risk associated with UAS operations in the NAS in a more consistent, coordinated, and timely manner.
- FAA Order 8040.6 (PDF)
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