Washington, D. C. 20549


                             FORM 8-K

                          CURRENT REPORT

              Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

                  Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of earliest event
  reported:  May 19, 2004

                          AMR CORPORATION
      (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Delaware                  1-8400                 75-1825172
 (State of Incorporation) ( Commission File Number)     (IRS Employer
                                                      Identification No.)

 4333 Amon Carter Blvd.      Fort Worth, Texas           76155
  (Address of principal executive offices)            (Zip Code)

                         (817) 963-1234
                (Registrant's telephone number)

Item 5.  Other Events

AMR  Corporation (the Company) announced today (May 19, 2004)  that
the  Company's  Board of Directors named Gerard J. Arpey  (formerly
its  President  and Chief Executive Officer) as its Chairman.   Mr.
Arpey's  new title will be Chairman, President and Chief  Executive
Officer.  Edward A. Brennan, formerly the Company's Chairman,  will
return  to his role as the Lead Director of the Company's Board  of


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934,  the  registrant has duly caused this report to be signed  on
its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        AMR CORPORATION

                                        /s/ Charles D. MarLett
                                        Charles D. MarLett
                                        Corporate Secretary

Dated:  May 19, 2004