Skip to page content

USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Order 8040.6 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Risk Management Policy (Cancelled)

Document Information

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Risk Management Policy
Date issued
Date cancelled
Cancelled by
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.


For more information, contact