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8040.6 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Risk Management Policy

Document Information

Number
8040.6
Title
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Risk Management Policy
Type
Order
Date Issued
October 04, 2019
Responsible Office
AUS-1,  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office
Access Restriction
Public
Description

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.

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