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Commitment and Contingencies

Commitment and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Capacity Purchase Agreements
Blade has contractual relationships with various aircraft operators to provide aircraft service. Under these Capacity Purchase Agreements (“CPAs”), the Company pays the operator contractually agreed fees (carrier costs) for operating these flights. The fees are generally based on fixed hourly rates for flight time multiplied by hours flown. Under these CPAs, the Company is also responsible for landing fees and other costs, which are either passed through by the operator to the Company without any markup or directly incurred by the Company.
As of March 31, 2023, the Company has a remaining unfulfilled obligation for the years ending December 31, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and for each of the years ending December 31, 2029 through 2032 under agreements with various aircraft operators to purchase flights with an aggregate value of approximately $9,244, $24,654, $22,419, $20,727, $18,624, $18,624 and $8,124, respectively. The above remaining unfulfilled obligation includes amounts within operating lease liability related to aircraft leases embedded within our capacity purchase agreements as discussed in Note 3 – Right-of-Use Asset and Operating Lease Liability. Blade has the right for immediate termination of certain agreements if a government authority enacts travel restrictions, this right is applicable to unfulfilled obligation for the years ending December 31, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 with an aggregate value of approximately $184, $16,530, $14,295, $12,603, $10,500 and $10,500, respectively. In addition, obligations amounting to $11,833 and $10,500 for the years ending December 31, 2024, and for each of the years ending December 31, 2025 through 2028, respectively, could be terminated by Blade for convenience upon 30 or 60 days’ notice with the annual minimum guarantee being pro-rated as of the termination date.
Legal and Environmental
From time to time, we may be a party to litigation that arises in the ordinary course of business. Other than described below, we do not have any pending litigation that, separately or in the aggregate, would, in the opinion of management,
have a material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial condition or cash flows. As of March 31, 2023, management believes, after considering a number of factors, including (but not limited to) the information currently available, the views of legal counsel, the nature of contingencies to which the Company is subject and prior experience, that the ultimate disposition of these other litigation and claims will not materially affect the Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations. The Company records liabilities for legal and environmental claims when a loss is probable and reasonably estimable. These amounts are recorded based on the Company's assessments of the likelihood of their eventual disposition.In July 2022, Trinity Air Medical, LLC (“Trinity”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc., received a federal grand jury subpoena seeking records related to the provision of transplant transportation services. Trinity is cooperating with the subpoena.