UPDATE 2-Engineer GKN profit climbs in 2005, shares jump


(Adds shares, analyst, detail) By Jason Neely, European Aerospace & Airlines Correspondent LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - British engineering firm GKN Plc posted a 7 percent rise in 2005 trading profit on Tuesday, boosted by a strong performance in aerospace components that helped send its stock up more than 7 percent. A higher dividend and a 200 million pound ($348 million) pension contribution also contributed to make GKN the top gainer on the FTSE 250 mid-cap index on Tuesday. ...

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