I would like to give you all some more information regarding the different approach speeds for the airplanes most of you fly in IF. A lot of times we, ATC, see airplanes coming in for landing with speeds of 180+ knots.
THIS IS INCORRECT
Any passenger jet lands with a maximum of 160 knots when it is at its Maximum Landing Weight (MLW). There are a few different categories for airplanes regarding their approach speeds and they are as follows:
Category A: Speed 90 knots or less.
Category B: Between 91 and 120 knots.
Category C: Between 121 and 140 knots. (A318/319/320, A330, A350, A380)
Category D: Between 141 knots and 165 knots. (A321, A340, B777, B787)
Category E: Speed 166 knots or more.
Category E contains only certain Military Aircraft