Washington, D.C. -
The FAA has ordered inspections of a pin used in the popular Boeing 737 horizontal stabilizers. The pin connects the stabilizers to the airframe and fuselage and the FAA has discovered corrosion problems that could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
The FAA believes that some pins had an anti-corrosion and anti-wear coating applied incorrectly which could cause future problems. The order only applies to new Boeing 737's such as the 600, 700, 800, 900 and 900ER's.