In a July 2 notice, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said the code will serve as a checklist for both manufacturers and operators of UAS.
Members and anyone that designs, tests, and operates UAS in the private and public sector should use the code, the code says.
According to the code, all operators should adhere to a risk assessment checklist that covers weather conditions, crew fitness, spectrum requirements and others.
That checklist also includes identifying anticipated failure modes such as lost link, power plant failures and loss of control.
Operators should comply with all laws on UAS operations, provide the public with information on UAS operations and establish a contingency plan for anticipated off-nominal events.