A003 authorizes a Virtual Operator to use specific make, model, and series (M/M/S) of airplanes/aircraft on the Positive Control Network. The make, model, and series selected must correlate to an approved ICAO aircraft code contained within the Positive Control Network's ICAO Data - Aircraft database. In contrast to A001, A003 does not identify the Virtual Operator's overall authority to conduct a particular kind of operation. Instead, it represents POSCON's approval of the Virtual Operator's use of a particular airplane/aircraft in carrying out the kinds of operations that are authorized. The rest of the set of Ops Specs are then put into place to authorize the Virtual Operator to conduct specific types of operations in accordance with the authorizations and airplanes/aircraft identified in A001 and A003.
The following text shall be included in the preamble: "The certificate holder is authorized to conduct operations under the provisions of <insert applicable regulatory compliance> using airplanes/aircraft with the approved configuration and operations described in the following table."