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 10, 2001

                         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  is filing herewith a press  release  issued  by
American Airlines, Inc. ("American", a wholly owned subsidiary of
AMR  Corporation)  on  May  10, 2001 as  Exhibit  99.1  which  is
included herein.  This press release was issued to announce  that
American  has placed an order for 15 new GE-powered  Boeing  767-
300ER widebody aircraft.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibits are included herein:

99.1 Press Release



     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 10, 2001

                          EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit        Description

99.1      Press Release

                                                Exhibit 99.1

                              Contact:  Corporate Communications
                                        Fort Worth, Texas

FOR RELEASE:  Thursday, May 10, 2001


     FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today announced it has
placed an order for 15 new GE-powered Boeing 767-300ER widebody
aircraft.  The 190-seat aircraft, to be delivered to American in
2002 and 2003, will further the airline's strategy of simplifying
its fleet.  Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
     Some of the new aircraft will replace TWA's nine Pratt &
Whitney-powered 767s, which are not common to American's existing
fleet of 79 GE-powered 767s.  The remainder of the new 767 order
will replace American's three-class Airbus A300-600s on North
Atlantic routes, allowing American to standardize its
transatlantic services on Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft.  The
Airbus aircraft will be refitted with two-class interiors and
deployed to serve American's Caribbean and Latin American markets
- missions for which the A300 is ideally suited, from both a
range and cargo capacity standpoint.
     "The standardization of our 767 aircraft and the
simplification of our transatlantic fleet to just two aircraft
types will yield tremendous efficiencies for American," said Tom
Horton, American's senior vice president of finance and chief
financial officer.
     The redeployment of the A300s will free a number of 757 and
737 narrowbody aircraft to move into American's domestic system.
Moving the smaller Boeings into the domestic system will give
American added scheduling flexibility and will ultimately reduce
the need to purchase additional narrowbody aircraft.
     American currently operates a fleet of 719 aircraft.  This
year, it will take delivery of 55 new Boeing aircraft, while
retiring 39 aircraft.  TWA operates 178 aircraft.


Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed via the Internet.
The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm